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Oakland A's and SF Giants in the Playoffs


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The Oakland Athletics celebrate on the mound after defeating the Texas Rangers 12-5 to capture the American League West title at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California.
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
The Oakland Athletics celebrate on the mound after defeating the Texas Rangers 12-5 to capture the American League West title at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California.

Following a remarkable streak of wins surprising nearly everyone, the Oakland A's this week clinched the American League West division title after spending most of the season far in the back of the pack. Meanwhile, an exuberant San Francisco Giants team has secured the National League West title. Both of the Bay Area teams begin playoff games this weekend. We preview the post-season and discuss the Bay Area's stunning season of baseball.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Ann Killion, contributing writer for Sports Illustrated and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
  • Ken Korach, play-by-play radio announcer for the Oakland A's; prior to joining the A's in 1996, he was part of the Chicago White Sow broadcasting crew
  • Marty Lurie, Giants pre-game and post-game host for KNBR 680

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