The Angels fell like the freshly clipped Lucifer into third today with a 4-2 loss to the Yankees. The A's and Mariners, both victors tonight, now have a two-way tie for first with a one game lead over Angels, right?
Not so fast. They are all still tied in losses at 51. The Angels have two games in hand and, therefore, are two wins behind. But for the time being I will try to view this wonderful pennant race still as a dead heat. Anaheim will have a tough time of it playing the newly inspired (Ranger pitching coupled with a Nomar pep talk will do that to you) Bosox at Fenway while the A's and M's go a-feeding on the easy pickings of the AL Central (Detroit and Cleveland, respectively).