Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A's win, clinch postseason berth

Athletics, Coco Crisp, Texas Rangers, MLB

OAKLAND, Calif. - Coco Crisp big game helped the Athletics win agianst the first-place Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night. They are in the playoffs for the first time in six years and they remained in contention for a division crown.

Crisp had a go-ahead double in the fifth inning as the A's (92-68) pulled within one game of Texas (93-67) in the AL West with two to go and moved into a tie with Baltimore for the American League's top wild card.

Oakland's victory also eliminated the Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays from playoff contention.

Oakland moved a season-high 24 games over .500 for its best mark since ending that '06 season at 93-69.

source yahoo sports

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