3yThere's no question the A's are exceeding the low preseason expectations of the national media. But what about of their own general manager? Billy Beane shared what he expected from this group of players.
3yJonny Gomes helped the A's with a clutch home run in Tuesday's win, but is out of the lineup for the series finale as manager Bob Melvin elected to go with Seth Smith against Rangers righty Ryan Dempster.
3yOn June 30, the A's were 13 games behind the Rangers. Closer Grant Balfour believes they will shock the baseball world on Wednesday.More: Pratt's Instant Replay Balfour's bold declaration
3yThe A's showed no post-clinch hangover, beating the Rangers 3-1 to set up a must-win Wednesday matinee game that will determine who wins the AL West and who gets sent to a one-game playoff.
3yRaul Ibanez tied it with a pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning, then had an RBI single in the 12th, helping the Yankees remain a game up on Baltimore in the AL East with one game to go by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3.
3yChris Davis homered for the sixth straight game and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a club-record 15 strikeouts by Tampa Bay pitcher James Shields to beat the Rays 1-0 Tuesday night.
3yThe A's are in the playoffs, but still have a chance to pass the Rangers for the AL West title if they can win behind Travis Blackley Tuesday in Oakland. Watch on CSN California and follow along with In-Game Live!
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