Betting On American League West Online

Which of Major League Baseball’s six divisions has won the fewest World Series since the 1994 realignment that created the current six-division format? That would be the American League West, which owns a solitary World Series crown in that span, earning by the Anaheim Angels in 2002. The American League West has also undergone a format change since realiignment, as the Houston Astros moved from the National League Central to the American League West in 2012 to give all six of MLB’s divisions five teams. [+]

If you don’t take into account Houston’s 2005 World Series appearance as a National League team, the American League West didn’t have another World Series representative until 2010, when the Texas Rangers made the first of consecutive losing appearances in the Fall Classic.

What Are The Current American League West Standings

The American League West standings are here and they are generally a fascinating read. Take the 2015 season for instance. Just three games separated the first-place Texas Rangers from the third-placed Angels. [+]

The Angels were just a game back of the second-place Houston Astros but what a big game that was. It separated the Angels from post-season play because that one-game difference was enough to earn the Astros a wildcard playoff position.

There are some great rivalries in the American League West. The California clash between the Angels and Oakland Athletics has been an ongoing feud for decades, while the move of the Astros from the National League to the American League West has allowed them to develop a Texas two-step with the Rangers.

 

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MLB
# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 New York Yankees New York Yankees 98 64 34 558 420 0.653
2 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 102 57 45 466 382 0.559
3 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 100 54 46 566 514 0.540
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 101 38 63 441 520 0.376
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 98 31 67 418 602 0.316
AL - Central
1 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 98 60 38 549 438 0.612
2 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 98 57 41 449 404 0.582
3 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 96 44 52 408 506 0.458
4 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 101 37 64 441 517 0.366
5 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 95 30 65 347 536 0.316
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 101 64 37 525 418 0.634
2 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 100 57 43 521 426 0.570
3 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 101 52 49 520 505 0.515
4 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 99 50 49 522 531 0.505
5 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 102 40 62 503 612 0.392
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 101 60 41 534 483 0.594
2 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 100 52 48 478 495 0.520
3 New York Mets New York Mets 99 45 54 466 495 0.455
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 97 36 61 349 447 0.371
NL - Central
1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 99 54 45 502 436 0.545
2 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 101 53 48 494 498 0.525
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 98 51 47 442 426 0.520
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 98 46 52 457 513 0.469
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 97 44 53 426 399 0.454
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 102 67 35 557 392 0.657
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 100 50 50 518 455 0.500
3 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 100 50 50 442 484 0.500
4 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 99 47 52 542 579 0.475
5 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 99 47 52 439 484 0.475

Where Can I Bet On American League West Online

Here’s all the information you’ll need to know about where you can bet on American League West baseball online. With so many late-night games in the Pacific time zone, if you’re a night owl who’s looking for action, then this is the division for you.

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AL West History

There’s not a lot in the way of history or tradition inside the American League West Division. The Seattle Mariners havve never played in the World Series. The Texas Rangers have never won the World Series, nor have the Houston Astros, who are best remembered for those garish rainbow uniforms in the 1980s. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have changed the name of their franchise more often than John Cougar Mellencamp.

Were it not for the Oakland Athletics, there wouldn’t be much in the way legendary baseball to discuss here. And even at that, it’s mostly ancient history. Oakland assembled a powerful ballclub in the late 1980s but could only win one World Series. It was the first noise made by the team since they captured a trio of World Series from 1972-74. 

If you go way back into the annals of baseball lore, when they were the Philadelphia Athletics, the A’s were a true American League powerhouse. They played in the second World Series in 1905 and by 1930, had appeared in seven World Series, winning five of them, all under the tutelage of iconic manager Connie Mack.