On the day the Angels picked up Upton, they were exactly 1.5 games behind the Twins. Net gain since then: nothing.
And now, with 7 of our final 10 games left against the Tigers, consider this:
Justin Upton vs. Twins, 2017: .400/.513/.833 in 39 PA
Justin Upton with Angels, 2017: .300/.425/.600 in 73 PA
(most recent PA: pop out + slammed bat into ground, sending splinters everywhere)
We'll see how things pan out over the final week, but it would be ironic now if the Twins win a bunch of close games vs. Upton-less Tigers to clinch the 2nd WC.