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The A's were forced to settle for a series split in Arlington. They will need to fight tooth and nail to protect their spot in the Wild Card race.
The A's whomped on Texas again on Wednesday. They're now just a few games behind the first-place Rangers.
The Rangers and A's squared off again on Tuesday night. This time Oakland picked up the win in a close game that went to extra innings.
The A's dropped another heartbreaker of a loss on Monday night. The Rangers gain a game in the West and the A's slip a bit in their Wild Card lead.
Of the A's remaining games, seven are against the Rangers. Can the A's take the top spot in the American League West?
The A's took a rough loss in their series opener against the Yankees. New York picked up the win on a walk-off home run by Russell Martin.
The A's will face the Yankees in the Bronx. Oakland will try to contain the potent Yanks lineup in a three-game series.