Oakland A's clinches AL West after Rangers' loss

The A's congratulate one another after learning about learning they won the division.
Beck Diefenbach/AP

The A's still emerged as the team to watch this October in the Bay Area with the San Francisco Giants - winners of two of the last three World Series - far out of the postseason picture. Oakland had won three straight, 11 of 12, and 12 of 15 to move a season-high 29 games over .500 entering play Sunday.

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