Oakland A's clinches AL West after Rangers' loss

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The A's congratulate one another after learning about learning they won the division.

The A's congratulate one another after learning about learning they won the division.

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.