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Game #153: A's vs. Twins

With the magic number sitting at 5, the A's will attempt to take this series and put themselves in a position to clinch the division at home.

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Game #153: A’s Grind Twins Away, 8-6

It was a wild game, but the A’s ultimately emerged victorious on the strength of their second-half power surge that they showed off in the sixth and eighth innings. In the sixth, pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo tied the game, and Jed Lowrie would provide the big blow, a two-out three-run homer that for a time appeared to be the difference maker. However, after the bullpen wobbled too far, and some BABIP help, the Twins would tie it before Coco Crisp provided the crowning blow in the 8th, a two-run shot to wrap up the scoring for the evening.

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