Record: 86-67, 5 games behind
Remaining schedule: Rangers (5), Mariners (3)
The Athletics are the AL's hottest team in the second half, and that is due to their improved hitting. With their schedule ending at home and their great pitching, the A's should be able to hold onto their spot as the second wild card. No AL team scored fewer runs than the A's in the first half, but only one team has scored more runs than the A's in the second half: the Angels.
Prediction: Win second wild card