3yThe honor goes to the A's player whose play and conduct in the clubhouse best exemplifies the courageous, competitive and inspirational spirit demonstrated by the late Jim 'Catfish' Hunter.
3yPrior to the season, the oddsmakers placed the overunder on the A's 2012 win total at 72.5. They have won 92 and are thinking 94 and a division title.More: Ratto's take Instant Replay Postgame celebration
3yMonday's win cemented a wild-card berth for the As, but with two more games to play, they can still win the AL West and skip the play-in madness. They celebrated like madmen with regular-season work still to do.
3yThe A's are still thinking division title, but their 4-3 win over Texas Monday night guarantees them a spot in the postseason, their first since 2006.
3yWith their win and the Orioles' loss, the Yankees have a one-game lead over Baltimore in the A.L. East and are 1.5 games better than the A's.
3yWith the win, the Rays are now 2.5 games behind the A's, and the A's move to within a half game of the Orioles for the top Wild Card spot.
3yNo one expected the A's to contend. Now that they are doing just that, and close to clinching a playoff berth, will the pressure be detrimental? The players don't think so.
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