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Angels Are AL West Champions

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Mike Scioscia's sixth division title is here.

Boom.
Boom.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Angels are the American League West Division champions for 2014.

With a Magic Number of two, the team took care of business in Anaheim against the Mariners, winning 5-0.

Then, with a Magic Number of ONE, the Halos rushed to the clubhouse to watch the A's Rangers game, needing an A's loss to the Athletics to clinch the division. The Athletics loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth inning only to come up scoreless. In the top of the ninth closer Sean Doolittle got Leonys Martin to pop up. But Elvis Andrus singled and Rougned Odor tripled to Centerfield to tie the game. After a replay review affirmed safe at 3B, the A's walked Adrian Beltre but J.P. Arencibia defeated that strategy by not grounding out. He hit a three-run home run. It was simply mathematical at that.

This is the first time in the ten postseason clinches that the Halos were able to watch another team finish off that final magic number.