Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A's win, clinch postseason berth
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