Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 8/4/12
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The Oakland A’s have made a habit of coming away with walk-off wins this season. On Friday night, Jamie Weeks hit a lead-off triple and Coco Crisp followed with a sacrifice fly to give the A’s a 5-4 victory in the 15th inning. It was their second win in 15 innings this week, as they also needed six extra frames to beat the Rays on Monday night. It was Oakland’s league-leading 13th walk-off win of the season. They have won 32 games at home this season, meaning an astonishing 40% of those wins have come by way of the walk-off.

Since the A’s have become accustomed to dramatic endings, they have to look for ways to spice up the post-game celebration. The shaving cream pie-to-the-face isn’t exactly an innovative procedure. We’ve seen it done to Bryce Harper during a random interview and A.J. Burnett made a habit out of it when he was with the Yankees. Josh Reddick is the first one I’ve seen do it dressed in a Spiderman outfit. I guess that’s what 13 walk-off wins in less than a full season will do to a team.

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