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Analysis: A’s Taking AL By Storm, Again

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Nate Freiman #7 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he hit a single that scored John Jaso #5 in the bottom of the 18th inning to beat the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Nate Freiman #7 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he hit a single that scored John Jaso #5 in the bottom of the 18th inning to beat the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (CBS Sports) — From Dave Stewart, Bob Welch, Mark McGwire, Rickey Henderson and Terry Steinbach to … Josh Donaldson, Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss and Dan Straily? Nate Freiman and Eric Sogard?

Don’t look now, but — wait. Check that.

Do look now. Quickly. Because here the Oakland A’s go again.

After finishing a sweep of the New York Yankees with an 18-inning win on Thursday, the Athletics, who sit alone atop the AL West, have now won 21 of their past 26 games, including 11 straight at home, and are off to their best 68-game start since 1990.

Yes, last time the A’s started this well, they finished the season by playing in a World Series.

READ MORE from CBS Sports on how the A’s performance this year is no fluke.

(Copyright 2013 CBS San Francisco and CBS Interactive. All rights reserved.)

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