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If you let your thoughts wander during the Tampa Bay Rays-A's game Friday night it would have been easy to convince yourself that you were getting a glimpse into the future. Both teams still entertain visions of winning their respective divisions. For now they are the two teams currently in possession of the wild-card playoff spots in the American League. The A's beat the Rays 4-3 on Friday and moved one-half game ahead of them in the wild-card standings not to mention within two games of the Texas Rangers in the American League West. Catcher Kurt Suzuki and shortstop Jed Lowrie delivered the big hits with Suzuki erasing a 1-0 deficit with a three-run home run and Lowrie breaking a 3-3 tie. Suzuki was traded to the A's by the Washington Nationals on Aug. 23 just as the A's departed for a seven-game trip. He played at the Coliseum on Friday for the first time since the trade. "You couldn't write that" A's starting pitcher Jarrod Parker said of S...
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