Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/20/12
DETROIT - Don't talk wild card or division title to Bob Melvin. "All I'm trying to do is win as many games as I can," the Oakland manager said Thursday afternoon after his A's came back to drub Detroit 12-4 to break a two-game slide by winning the final game of the series. Oakland has made a living off other teams' mistakes this year, while Detroit has spent the season trying to overcome its defensive deficiencies. "Any time you get down, and someone gets that first run, it's big," Melvin said. The A's rang up four in the sixth to take control of the game, 6-3, thanks to a rookie mistake plus a knuckling line drive that got by a normally reliable veteran. The A's entered the day second in the AL West, four behind Texas, and second in the AL wild card standings, a half-game back of Baltimore and 3 1/2 games up on the Los Angeles Angels. "Even if we got beat," Melvin said, "I don't think we would push the panic button. When the Angels swept us a couple weeks ago, we...
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