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  1. Field of Links: Did the Rangers anger the baseball gods?

    Oct 1, 2013, 9:04 AM PDT

    The Texas Rangers have completed their most recent collapse. This time it came in the 163rd game of the season at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays. They will fall short of the playoffs after leading the American League West by as many as seven games in May, and entering the final month of the…

  2. A’s win the AL West on someone else’s walk-off grand slam

    Sep 22, 2013, 2:17 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics are back-to-back American League West champions. The A’s clinched their second consecutive division title after a walk-off grand slam by Royals outfielder Justin Maxwell in the bottom of the 10th inning. The slam defeated the Rangers 4-0 and mathematically ended their chances at overtaking the A’s. The A’s are currently playing the…

  3. A’s magic number to clinch the AL West is one

    Sep 21, 2013, 6:04 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics are so close to the postseason, they can practically taste the champagne. After defeating the Minnesota Twins 9-1 on Saturday, their magic number to clinch the American League West is one. The A’s can now clinch a playoff berth if the Rangers lose their game on Saturday. Make sure to check out CSNBayArea.com for Joe…

  4. A’s magic number is down to four

    Sep 19, 2013, 10:08 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins 8-6 on Thursday. Their magic number to clinch the American League West is now four. Any combination of A’s win or Rangers losses drops the number. The A’s magic number to clinch a playoff berth is three. Check out CSNBayArea.com for the full details on Thursday’s game.

  5. What life is like in the A’s right field bleachers

    Sep 19, 2013, 4:37 PM PDT

    If you’ve ever wondered what baseball on psychedelics would be like, sit in section 149 of the Oakland Coliseum. It’s sort of like Woodstock in the stands. There are musical instruments — ranging from cowbells to drums — flying flags, popcorn and dive-bombing birds, singsong chants, people hand feeding each other, immeasurable enthusiasm, and a…

  6. A’s magic number drops to five

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:38 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics lost 5-4 to the Los Angeles Angels in 11 innings on Wednesday. Even though they went down, so did their magic number.

    The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Texas Rangers 4-3 in walk-off fashion in the 12th inning, dropping the A’s magic number to clinch the American League West to five.

  7. What are the A’s odds to win the World Series?

    Sep 18, 2013, 1:54 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics currently have the second-best record in the Major Leagues. Their magic number to clinch a playoff berth is six, and they have a 6.5 game lead over the Texas Rangers in the American League West. At this point, a trip to the postseason is all but locked up. The A’s lead the American…

  8. Field of Links: A’s homecoming hampered by Angels and atmosphere

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:06 AM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics returned home conquering heroes. They completed a 5-1 road trip that included a three-game sweep of their only true threat to repeat as American League West Champions, the Texas Rangers. The victors had their heads held high as they entered the Oakland Coliseum with a 6.5 game lead, ready to began a seven-game…

  9. Field of Links: A’s-Rangers set to collide with huge implications

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:40 AM PDT

    It sort of feels like this is it. If the Oakland Athletics can win this road series against the Texas Rangers, odds are they will once again don the American League West crown. The Rangers’ last stand will be on their turf. They won’t go down easy. This tough Texas team will be playing with…

  10. Field of Links: Are the A’s a lock to make the postseason?

    Sep 12, 2013, 9:54 AM PDT

    Last year, baseball fans learned that anything can happen in a playoff chase, but according to Baseball Prospectus’ playoff probability charts, the Oakland Athletics currently have a 100 percent chance to make the postseason. That hardly seems foolproof, but it’s a good sign. The A’s made a statement on Wednesday by clobbering the Twins 18-3 at Target Field in…

  11. Pirates sweep the ice-cold Rangers in Texas, A’s on deck

    Sep 11, 2013, 2:49 PM PDT

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have completed a sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 7-5 victory. Since August 24, the Rangers have plummeted six games in the A.L. West standings. The Rangers are on a three-game losing streak and have lose nine of the last 11 games. They take on the division-leading Oakland Athletics on Friday. …

  12. A’s increase their division lead over the Rangers

    Sep 9, 2013, 8:35 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics further distanced themselves from the Texas Rangers on Monday and they didn’t even have to pick up a bat or throw a ball. The Pittsburgh Pirates did all the work for them by defeating the Rangers 1-0 in Texas. The A’s now hold a two-game lead in the American League West. With…

  13. Field of Links: Why the A’s should win the AL West

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:15 AM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics should be considered favorites to win the American League West for a second year in a row. Here’s why: After taking five of six against the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers, both teams they trailed heading into each series, their next seven games are against bottom of the barrel teams. Their…

  14. Vegas oddsmakers don’t love the A’s World Series chances

    Sep 4, 2013, 12:07 PM PDT

    The Vegas oddsmakers don’t like the Oakland Athletics chances of winning the World Series. Sure, they’re up there on the list, but they are behind seven other teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are having their first winning season since 1992. Here’s how Bovada.lv stacks up MLB’s World Series contenders: Los Angeles Dodgers – 13/4…

  15. Matt Garza loses game, lashes out at pregnant woman on Twitter

    Aug 3, 2013, 11:22 PM PDT

    Rangers starting pitcher Matt Garza lost his temper on the mound at the Oakland Coliseum. Later, he took to Twitter to voice his frustration, attacking A’s second baseman Eric Sogard and his pregnant wife.

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