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Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: An Oakland Athletics fan holds up a broom for the series sweep against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game 12-5 capturing the American League West title. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Yoenis Cespedes #52 (L) and Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate in the lockerroom after they beat the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics circles the field slapping the hands of fans in celebration of defeating the Texas Rangers and capturing the American League West title at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game 12-5. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: The Oakland Athletics pose for a team photo after they beat the Texas Rangers to win the American League West Division title at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: The Oakland Athletics celebrate on the infield after defeating the Texas Rangers 12-5 to capture the American League West title at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: The Oakland Athletics celebrate on the mound after defeating the Texas Rangers 12-5 to capture the American League West title at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics rounds third to score on a bases loaded clearing double from Brandon Moss #37 in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game 12-5 and captured the American League West title. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Pitcher Grant Balfour #50 of the Oakland Athletics jumps into the arms of catcher Derek Norris #36 celebrating defeating the Texas Rangers 12 to 5 and capturing the American League West title at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after Cespedes scored on a bases loaded clearing double from Brandon Moss #37 in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game 12-5 and captured the American League West title. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Pitcher Grant Balfour #50 of the Oakland Athletics jumps into the arms of catcher Derek Norris #36 celebrating defeating the Texas Rangers 12 to 5 and capturing the American League West title at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Pitcher Grant Balfour #50 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates defeating the Texas Rangers 12 to 5 and capturing the American League West title at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Grant Balfour #50 and Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after he struck out Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers to end the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Grant Balfour #50 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics trots around the bases after hitting a solo home run as pitcher Alexi Ogando #41 of the Texas Rangers looks on in the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game 12-5 and captured the American League West title. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Oakland Athletics fan Jordan Perez holds up a broom with the number one hoping that the Athletics will defeat the Texas Rangers sweeping the series and winning the American League West title at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Rangers 12-5 and won the American League West title. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Grant Balfour #50 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Grant Balfour #50 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Ryan Cook #48 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after he struck out Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers to end the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics takes the ball from pitcher A.J. Griffin #64 taking him out of the game in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: George Kottaras #14 of the Oakland Athletics falls backwards and misses this pop-up off the bat of Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers in the third inning at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics swings and watches the flight of his ball as he hits an RBI two-run double in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Nelson Cruz #17 and Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Elvis Andrus #1 after Cruz and Young scored on a two-run single from David Murphy #7 in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Josh Donaldson #20 and Seth Smith #15 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after they both scored on an RBI two-run double from Coco Crisp #4 in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics swings and watches the flight of his ball as he hits an RBI two-run double in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: David Murphy #7 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Elvis Andrus #1 and Adrian Beltre #29 after Murphy scored on an RBI single from Geovany Soto #8 in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: David Murphy #7 of the Texas Rangers hits a two-run single driving in Nelson Cruz #17 and Michael Young #10 (not pictured) in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Coco Crisp #4 and Stephen Drew #5 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after they both scored on an error by center fielder Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers (not pictured) in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Manager Ron Washington #38 of the Texas Rangers takes the ball from pitcher Ryan Dempster #46 taking Dempster out of the game in the fourth inning against the Oakand Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he scored a run in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after he hit a double that scored a run in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics hits a double that scored a run in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics hits a double that scored two runs to tie their game against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after hitting a double that scored two runs to tie their game against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a pop fly to center field that was dropped by Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers, which allowed two runs to score in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with teammates after he scored on an error by Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Josh Reddick (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after fouling out to third base with runners on second and third base in the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Josh Reddick (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: George Kottaras #14 of the Oakland Athletics drops a ball hit by Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers in the third inning at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers hits an RBI double driving in Josh Hamilton #32 (not pictured) in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Cliff Pennington #2 of the Oakland Athletics drops a short fly ball off the bat of Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers in the third inning at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Manager Ron Washington #38 argues with second base umpire Lance Barksdale #23 after Barksdale called Adrian Beltre out at second base on a fielders choice in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Elvis Andrus #1 after Hamilton scored on an RBI double from Michael Young #10 in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Michael Young #10 after Kinsler scored on an RBI single from Adrian Beltre #29 in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers hits an RBI single driving in Ian Kinsler #5 (not pictured) in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: David Murphy #7 of the Texas Rangers hits a single that scored two runs in the third inning of their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers hits a single that scored a run in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers points to David Murphy #7, who was on first base, after he hit a single that scored two runs in the third inning of their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a hit by David Murphy #7 in the third inning at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Stephen Drew #5 is congratulated by teammates after Drew scored on an RBI double from Brandon Moss #37 in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: A.J. Griffin #64 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Ryan Dempster #46 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI double driving in Stephen Drew #5 (not pictured) in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Stephen Drew #5 of the Oakland Athletics hits a single in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. He scored later in the inning. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: A.J. Griffin #64 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Ryan Dempster #46 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Stephen Drew #5 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Josh Donaldson #20 after he scored in the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics hits a double that scored Stephen Drew #5 in the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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