Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/10/14
OAKLAND, Calif. - It may be hard to believe, but the once struggling Oakland Athletics are only two games under .500 after sweeping the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. Yoenis Cespedes crushed a line-drive three-run homer just inside the foul pole in the bottom of the ninth as the A's beat the Dodgers 4-1 on Thursday. "All my teammates have been thanking me for all the good things I've been doing for the team, but the only thing I was needing was the walk off so I was happy to be able to do that today," Cespedes said through his interpreter, former Athletics pitcher Ariel Prieto. The A's have won eight of their last nine games and will welcome the rival San Francisco Giants for a three-game weekend series. "It'll be fun, and I'm excited to be able to play these guys here at our ballpark, and we're going to have fun with it," A's third baseman Brandon Inge said. John Lindblom replaced Clayton Kershaw in the bottom of the ninth for the Dodgers. Coco Crisp led off with a w...
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