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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 Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Rangers Swept By A’s & Drop To AL Wild Card

The A’s captured their first division crown in six years with another improbable rally in a season full of them, coming back once more to stun the Rangers 12-5 on Wednesday.


Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

Texas Rangers: How The West Was… Lost?

The Rangers – despite 7 more All-Stars and more than double the payroll – are in danger of an epic choke job to a team of which I bet you can’t name 4 players.


The Oakland Athletics celebrates after beating the Texas Rangers to clinch a playoff spot at Coliseum on October 1, 2012 in Oakland, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Rangers Drop Game 4-3 To Playoff-Bound A’s

Coco Crisp’s latest big hit helped put the A’s in the playoffs for the first time in six years, and they remained in contention for a division crown by beating the Rangers 4-3 on Monday.


Matt Harrison of the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 27, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rangers Beat Oakland 9-7 For Series Split

Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff homer to start a five-run first inning, Matt Harrison got his 18th victory, and the two-time defending AL champs held on for a 9-7 victory on Thursday.


Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics celebrates a run against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 26, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A’s Top Rangers 9-3 To Inch Closer In Standings

Oakland led for good just three batters into the game and chased Texas starter Martin Perez before the end of the first inning in a 9-3 victory Wednesday night against the Rangers.


Scott Feldman of the Texas Rangers looks on as Chris Carter of the Oakland Athletics runs the bases on a home run hit in the fourth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 25, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

A’s Power Past Rangers 3-2 In 10th Inning

George Kottaras hit a leadoff homer against Mark Lowe in the 10th inning and the Athletics moved within four games of the AL West lead by beating the Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night.


Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Detroit Tigers on June 26, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

Darvish Scratched From Start Against A’s

Texas right-hander Yu Darvish has been scratched from his start Tuesday against Oakland because of neck stiffness.


Derek Norris of the Oakland Athletics reacts as Craig Gentry of the Texas Rangers scores on a walk off single hit by Adrian Beltre at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 24, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Rangers Beat A’s To Extend AL West Lead

Adrian Beltre singled home the winning run in the ninth inning Monday night, and the Rangers rallied past Oakland 5-4 to stretch their division lead to five games, with just nine to play.


Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays

Rangers In Line For Deep Postseason Again

For the third straight summer, and with the postseason lurking just 16 games away, the Rangers have been earning all A’s. Now, if they can just hold off the Oakland A’s a bit longer.


Texas Rangers v Kansas City Royals

Rangers Within Reach Of AL West Title

Another division title is within reach for the two-time defending American League champion Rangers, as long as they can stay ahead of the surprising Athletics in the AL West.


Jose Canseco of the Long Beach Armada during the Golden Baseball League game against the Fullerton Flyers on July 14,2006 at Blair Field in Long Beach, California. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jose Canseco Files For Bankruptcy

Former Texas Rangers slugger Jose Canseco has filed for bankruptcy protection in Nevada.


Brandon Hicks #18 of the Oakland Athletics rounds the bases after hitting a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning as pitcher Michael Kirkman #50 of the Texas Rangers walks off the field at Coliseum on July 18, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game 4-3. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Hicks Homers In 9th Inning As A’s Beat Rangers

Josh Reddick hit a tying two-run double with two outs in the seventh as the A’s salvaged a two-game split with the AL West-leading Rangers.