The Angels, who have won three consecutive AL West titles, were 2 1/2 games back.
But Angels manager Mike Scioscia isn't paying too much attention to the standings right now. Instead, he's more concerned about the Angels righting the ship after getting off to a sluggish start.
"We've had enough on our plate to get our club to where we need to be, so there's not a lot of attention being spent on other clubs," Scioscia said. "I think we need to focus on our game. We know Texas is tough and we'll have to play at a high level to beat them, so that's what we're focused on."