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Wild Card Round - Tampa Bay Rays v Oakland Athletics Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1976 — Hank Aaron singles in his last major-league at bat and drives in his 2,297th run as the sixth-place Brewers lose to the Tigers, 5 - 2.
  • 2012 — The Oakland A’s win their finale, 12 - 5 over Texas, completing a three-game sweep and passing the Rangers for the AL West Division title, though Texas does get a Wild Card berth. The other Wild Card goes to the Orioles, as the Yankees win the AL East Division thanks to Baltimore’s 4 - 1 loss to the Rays; Evan Longoria hits three homers for Tampa Bay.

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