here was only one fitting way to cap this day.
Having learned they clinched a division title early Sunday via a Texas Rangers loss the Oakland A’s added the exclamation point with an 11-7 victory to cap a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins.
They hammered out 11 hits and hit three homers and when it was over the team poured out of the dugout and formed a mob in the infield. Players embraced and quickly started changing into gray T-shirts commemorating their second straight American League West championship.
It’s the A’s 16th A.L. West title and their 17th postseason appearance since moving to Oakland in 1968.