Oakland and Anaheim both won tonight to remain in a tie for first in the AL West. Seattle's 5-0 loss to Oakland puts them 8 games back and very close to eliminated from both the division and the wild card races--it was a nice dynasty while it lasted.
It seems that thes two teams can only lose to each other. Imagine if Anaheim sweeps Texas and the A's sweep Seattle. They could both pass the Yankees for homefield advantage throughout the playoffs (they are only one game behind now). Won't that make the 4-game series in Oakland between them less interesting when it starts Monday? They could just be playing for the homefield advantage in the Division Series that would feature them anyway. It's ironic in the real, i.e., non-Alanis Morissette sense of the word. I don't know what to root for.
By the way, Barry Zito took a perfect game into the eighth versus Seattle. He settled for a two-hit shutout.