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Jaffe: A's win the West in a wild one

Jaffe: A's win the West in a wild one

CNNSI.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
In a wild, wild finish, the A's won the AL West by rallying past the Rangers 12-5 and capping a comeback that began when they were 13 games back in late June, says Jay Jaffe.
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  • A's Beane earned moment to celebrate

    A's Beane earned moment to celebrate

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2012
    Billy Beane allowed himself time to celebrate the A's American League West title on Wednesday, something the general manager shorted himself during five previous playoff berths.
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  • McCarthy not ruling out a return if A's make deep run

    McCarthy not ruling out a return if A's make deep run

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2012
    Exactly four weeks after taking a line drive to the head that fractured his skull and led to emergency surgery, Brandon McCarthy was in the A's clubhouse handing out beers to teammates and spraying champagne Wednesday to celebrate winning the American L…
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: This One Goes Out To All The A's Fans

    Deadspin Up All Night: This One Goes Out To All The A's Fans

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. We'll have more for you tomorrow. In honor of the A's taking the AL West, I give you Bill fucking King. More »
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  • Holy Shit, The Athletics Just Won The AL West

    Holy Shit, The Athletics Just Won The AL West

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    In April, Baseball Prospectus picked the Oakland A's to finish 73-89. In June, we called the team "hopeless," and said they were playing out the string. Today, they beat the Rangers, 12-5, to finish 94-68, one game better than Texas. In first …
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  • The Oakland A’s Cap Off An Incredible Late-Season Comeback And …

    The Oakland A’s Cap Off An Incredible Late-Season Comeback And Win The AL West

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    "The Oakland A's have shocked the Rangers and the baseball world!" That's one way to put it mildly. As Dan Brooks of BrooksBaseball.net reminded us all, the A's had less than a 1 percent chance of even making the playoffs back on June 15. That…
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  • Blackley silences Rangers as A's pull even in AL West

    Blackley silences Rangers as A's pull even in AL West

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Blackley silences Rangers as A's pull even in AL West
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  • Video - A's Win AL West 00:31

    A's Win AL West

    Oct 3
    Athletics finish off sweep of Rangers with 12-5 win to capture the division title.
  • Video - A's score a pair on error 00:30

    A's score a pair on error

    Oct 3
    TEX@OAK: A's take lead on Hamilton's error in fourth
  • Video - A's, Rangers Playoff Bound 01:37

    A's, Rangers Playoff Bound

    Oct 3
    Baseball Tonight on the A's and Rangers going into the playoffs in different directions.
  • Video - Baseball Tonight Spotlight 02:45

    Baseball Tonight Spotlight

    Oct 3
    A's capture AL West title after finishing off sweep of Rangers with 12-5 win.

Sports Columnists

  • Young defensive backs have made their marks

    Oct 3
    At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton