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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Move Closer to Waterfront Park

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  • 2012 - The Athletics crown an improbable playoff run by defeating the Rangers, 4 - 3, securing at least a wild card spot in the American League. They can still win the AL West crown if they defeat the Rangers in their last three games. The Athletics had traded away two All-Star starters during the off-season, then lost their only three experienced starting pitchers - Bartolo Colon, Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson - during the season, going with an all-rookie starting rotation during an 8-4 run that clinched the playoff slot.

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