Found June 17, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
As amazing as the 2012 season was, the excitement that surrounded that final home stand when the A’s finally took over the division lead from the Rangers on the final game of the season, their 2013 path towards a postseason appearance is shaping out to be more of a statement season than the surprising Cinderella tale. My guess, most A’s fans will gladly trade the anxiety filled excitement of the final week for the additional winning that has placed the A’s three games ahead of the Rangers as of June 16. Up next for Oakland, the second-place Texas Rangers for four games and a chance to blow open their lead over the Rangers. Oakland is 10-5 this month and has won 17 of their last 23 games since the last time they faced off with the Rangers back on May 22. The A’s actually took two of three games from Texas in that May 20-22 stretch and pushed their season record to 3-3 against the Rangers. Texas has gone 8-14 during that same stretch, are currently riding a six-game losing streak and ...
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