The A's had Thursday off on the field, but not in the postseason standings. With the Mariners losing 7-3 to the Blue Jays, the A's now sit as the lone team with the second AL wild card spot.
And Oakland isn't too far from the top either.
The A's (64-46) are just five games out of the AL West, as the Astros lead the division with a 69-46 record. In the wild card standings, the A's are only 5.5 games back of the Yankees (68-39).
To say the A's are hot right now is an understatement. A big one.
Over their last 40 games, the A's are 30-10. They also now own the fourth-best record in all of baseball.
The A's have not made the postseason since 2014, when they lost a devastating wild card game to the Royals, 9-8. On Friday night, the A's begin a home series against the Tigers.