Oakland A's Capture Title on Final Day
Next stop for the Oakland A's -- the playoffs.
The A's won their division title and completed a sweep of the Texas Rangers. The final score of Wednesday's game was 12 to 5.
Sports journalist Rick Tittle said the victory completed an improbable summer of comeback baseball.
"The Oakland A's have had sole possession of first place in the American League West just one day all year and that was the last day, Game 162. So for people who think the season is too long and the games don't matter--yet again proved wrong," Tittle said from the Oakland Coliseum.
Long-time A's fan John Lamkin said he also follows the Bay Area's other team, which has also made the playoffs. "I like the Giants, but if they play the A's, I'm rootin' for the A's. Hopefully we'll meet them in the series again!" Lamkin said.
The A's will open the playoffs on Saturday on the road against the Detroit Tigers.
The Giants ended the regular season Wednesday with a 5-to-1 loss to the Dodgers in Los Angeles. The National League West champs will open the playoffs against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park .