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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
September arrives Saturday, and the A’s remain solidly in contention.
No one saw this coming, including the men paid to watch opposing teams and gauge their abilities.
“Come on, no one in their right mind would have said the A’s would do this,” one big-league scout said before the A’s 8-4 win over the Indians.
The A’s have won five in a row and 11 of 14, they are 15 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2006 season, and they are on pace to win 90 games - when most figured a good year for Oakland would be around the .500 mark.
Texas and Baltimore both lost: the A’s are alone in the top wild-card spot, just 4.5 behind the Rangers for the division lead.
(if you’d bet FLNRSA in March that the A’s would be playing meaningful games FOR THEM in September, you would be the proud owner of all of my money)
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