• A's roll, reduce AL West magic number to 2

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 21, 2013
    The A's can clinch their second consecutive AL West title with a win Saturday combined with a Texas Rangers loss. Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson homered, Alberto Callaspo had two hits and drove in two runs, and Bartolo Colon pitched six shutout innings as the Oakland Athletics trimmed their magic number to two, with an 11-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Escobar dove to nab Chris Young's sharp grounder down the third base line and then rushed his throw, which skipped past Chris Parmelee and into the Twins bullpen, allowing all three runners to score.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • A's lower magic number to 1 for West title

      The Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to one for clinching their second straight AL West title, beating the Minnesota Twins 9-1 Saturday behind the pitching of Jarrod Parker and hitting of Alberto Callaspo.
      Source: ESPN.com

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