Last night, the A's beat the Twins, 5-2. They could have moved into a first place tie in the AL West had the Angels lost, but Vladimir Guerrero didn't cooperate.
On the other hand, the A's did manage to move into first place in the MLB Heavyweight standings. They equalled the Blue Jays' 20 title bout victories. But since it took the A's ten fewer games to get those 20 wins, the A's now own first place.
The Blue Jays had been in first place by themselves since May 11.