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Oakland vanquishes playoff demons, ousts White Sox 6-4

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Oakland A’s finally exorcised the ghosts of playoff failure Thursday afternoon, coming back from an early 3-0 deficit to record a wild card series clinching 6-4 win over the Chicago White Sox at the Coliseum. It wasn’t easy, as the four-hour plus game in 90° weather …

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Giolito’s gem silences A’s bats as Luzardo fails in WC opener

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The A’s stretch of postseason futility continued Tuesday afternoon, falling 4-1 to the Chicago White Sox at the Coliseum in the opening game of the best-of-three AL wild card series. White Sox starter Lucas Giolito was masterful in his playoff debut, retiring the first 18 batters he …

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NL playoffs shaping up as a race to topple the Dodgers

BY J.A SCHWARTZ The National League playoffs will kick off tomorrow and will do so without the reigning World Series Champion Washington Nationals, who will not have the opportunity to defend their title. Baseball has not seen a repeat champion since the 1998-2000 New York Yankee dynasty won three straight. …

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Mariners doubleheader sweep dulls A’s playoff momentum

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Their AL West championship secure, the Athletics playoff seeding and confidence both took a blow heading into the postseason Saturday afternoon in the form of an ugly doubleheader loss to Seattle at the Coliseum. The losses all but assured the A’s of a third seed and a …

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