Oakland, which lost in five games to the eventual AL champion Detroit Tigers in the division series last season, is still trying to get home-field advantage.
The AL East champion Boston Red Sox (95-62) currently hold the top spot and the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers (91-65) are trying to overtake Oakland (93-63) with six games left.
The schedule seems to favor the Tigers, who have three-game series’ left against two of the worst teams in baseball in the Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins.
The A’s also have two losing teams left on their slate, however, starting with three games against the Los Angeles Angels today before closing out the season against the Seattle Mariners.
The Red Sox have a two-game series against the Colorado Rockies left before closing things out against dangerous Baltimore Orioles.
— Staff, wire report