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The final rally of Oakland's surprising season fell short.
In a year featuring a majors-best 14 walkoff wins, another in Game 4 of the AL division series, and countless whipped cream pie celebrations along the way, the Athletics' comeback season ended with another dropped series to Detroit.
Yet nobody thought this bunch of rookies and newcomers would even be playing well into October. And few gave them a fighting chance after falling behind 2-0 in the best-of-five series before Oakland pulled off another remarkable rally to force a decisive Game 5.
The AL West champion A's became the first team in major league history to win a division or pennant after trailing by five games with less than 10 to play. GM Billy Beane plans to keep his team intact.
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The Oakland Athletics narrowly avoided elimination from the MLB playoffs by the slimmest of margins, staging an incredible comeback against the Detroit Tigers by storming back with three runs in the bottom of 9th inning for a thrilling and improbable 4-3 win. By doing so, the A’s tied the ALDS series at two games apiece and [...]
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Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff says the team will remove the tarps covering more than 11,000 seats from part of the upper deck at the Coliseum if the team advances to the AL championship series.
Wolff announced the decision to open up the third deck on the west side of the stadium Thursday before Oakland hosted the Detroit Tigers in the winner-take-all fifth game of the AL division...
Did you know that the en masse celebration following a, uggh, walk-off win is referred to as a 'dogpile' in the MLB? A's second baseman Cliff Pennington just decided to avoid the whole thing...
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The Oakland Athletics finally encountered the one hurdle too tough to overcome in this surprising season: Justin Verlander.
The A's struck out 11 times against last year's AL Cy Young winner and MVP and were unable to complete an improbable comeback in the AL division series, losing Game 5 to the Detroit Tigers 6-0 on Thursday night.
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