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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Coco Crisp's latest clutch hit helped put Oakland back in the playoffs for the first time in six years, and the Athletics beat the first-place Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to remain in contention for a division crown.
Crisp had a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth as Oakland (92-68) pulled within one game of Texas (93-67) in the AL West race with two to go and moved into a tie with Baltimore for the American League's top wild card.
Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth for insurance and Josh Reddick added an RBI single for the resurgent A's, who must sweep this season-ending series against the two-time reigning AL champion Rangers to capture the West title.
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What a day, my wife is now in labor!#playoffbaby — Pat Neshek (@PatNeshek) October 2, 2012 Oakland Athletics reliever Pat Neshek was probably a bundle of nerves and going through a multitude of emotions on Monday. Not only did the A’s clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2006 with a 4-3 win [...]
Coco Crisp's latest clutch hit helped put Oakland back in the playoffs for the first time in six years, and the Athletics beat the first-place Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to remain in contention for a division crown.
Crisp had a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth as Oakland (92-68) pulled within one game of Texas (93-67) in the AL West race with two to go and moved into...
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The Oakland Athletics had their ticket to the 2012
postseason punched last night, but that wasn’t the only bit of good news they
received. Left-hander Brett Anderson threw a successful bullpen session
yesterday and remains a possibility to start a potential Wild Card play-in game
Friday, reports Jay Lee of MLB.com:
"It went well, so we'll
see how he feels tomorrow...
How do you like your vindication?
Is eliminating a team with about three times your payroll good enough?
How about overtaking the two-time defending American League champions, a team with more than twice your payroll?
The Los Angeles Angels are vanquished. The Texas Rangers could be next.
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane is back in the postseason, back after many...
Oakland turned to Travis Blackley to stay in the AL West race, and the journeyman left-hander pushed the A's into a tie with the Texas Rangers with one game remaining. Blackley's outstanding outing was fitting. Expectations were low, after two starts in which he had not made it past the second inning, but he came through, which sums up Oakland's astonishing season....
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Travis Blackley allowed one run over six innings in a strong
bounce-back performance that helped the Oakland Athletics move into
a first-place tie in the AL West with Texas and set up a one-game
showdown for the division title with a 3-1 victory over the Rangers
on Tuesday night.
Long balls drop Mariners
The Headline: an eight inning collapse by the bullpen gives the A’s life, as they complete their sweep of the Mariners.
Seattle Mariners 2, Oakland Athletics 5
When: 4:05 ET, Sunday, September 30, 2012
Where: O.co Coliseum, Oakland
Temperature: 73 degrees
Umpires: Home — Jeff Kellogg, 1B — Mike Winters, 2B — Eric Cooper, 3B — Marty Foster