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Josh Donaldson

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he scored on an RBI double from Brandon Moss #37 (not pictured) during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on September 17, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Angels In Walk-Off, Stay 6 ½ Ahead In AL West

The Oakland Athletics have that September swagger again. And it’s looking a lot like a year ago when they rallied to win the AL West and stun the Texas Rangers on the season’s final day — with walkoffs and whipped cream pie celebrations.

09/17/2013

Dan Straily #67 of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 13, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A’s Top Rangers To Start Key AL West Series

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Oakland Athletics survived a shaky night from the bullpen to extend their AL West lead with a 9-8 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

09/13/2013

Josh Donaldson

Donaldson Powers A’s Back Into 1st Place In AL West

Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Friday night to move into first in the AL West.

09/06/2013

Third baseman Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics dives over the tarp to catch a foul ball off the bat of David Murphy #7 of the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 3, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Lose To Rangers, Fall To 2nd In AL West

Josh Donaldson provided Oakland’s biggest highlight with a breathtaking catch. He also provided the lowlight when he ran through a stop sign to kill one of the few rallies the Athletics managed against Martin Perez.

09/03/2013

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates a sixth inning home run with Yoenis Cespedes #52 while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 28, 2013 in Detroit. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Moss Homers Twice, A’s Defeat Tigers In Rout

Brandon Moss homered twice, drove in a career-high six runs in the Oakland Athletics’ 14-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

08/28/2013

Pitcher Dan Straily #67 of the Oakland Athletics works the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 23, 2013 in Baltimore. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Orioles Defeat A’s, Tighten Race For Wild Card

Brian Roberts hit a grand slam, Adam Jones homered and had three RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Friday night to gain ground in the wild-card race.

08/23/2013

Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on August 20, 2013 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Give Up Early Lead, Lose To Mariners

Josh Donaldson and Nate Freiman both homered for the A’s, who dropped 1 ½ games behind the AL West-leading Texas Rangers. Derek Norris also drove in a run for the A’s.

08/20/2013

Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics hits a triple that scored Josh Reddick #16 to give the Athletics a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning of their game against the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum on April 16, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Donaldson, A’s Set To Host Cubs In Oakland For 1st Time

Josh Donaldson looks to stay hot and lead the Oakland Athletics to their 17th win in 20 home games when they host the Chicago Cubs and fill-in starter Chris Rusin for the first time in franchise history.

07/02/2013

Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics trots around the bases after hitting a two-run homer as pitcher Bronson Arroyo #61 of the Cincinnati Reds looks on in the third inning at O.co Coliseum on June 25, 2013 in Oakland. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Donaldson, A’s Defeat Reds In Interleague Matchup

Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, freshly promoted Stephen Vogt hit a sacrifice fly for his first major league RBI, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 on Tuesday night.

06/25/2013

Bartolo Colon #40 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum on June 11, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Norris, Colon Lead A’s Past Yankees

Derek Norris homered and drove in four runs and Bartolo Colon pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

06/11/2013

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