Looking for something to count down to while waiting for the Twins to clinch the Wild Card? How about watching AL teams get eliminated from the Wild Card chase over the next week or so? An elimination number is basically a Magic Number in reverse; a team with an elimination number of 2 will be eliminated from the race with any combination of 2 losses and/or 2 wins by the team leading the race. Here are the elimination numbers for the AL teams still mathematically alive in the Wild Card race.
Texas Rangers - 2
Toronto Blue Jays - 6
Boston Red Sox - 7
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - 7
It would be great to have all of these teams off the list by the end of the week, so full attention can be paid to the White Sox.