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5 Advantages Oakland Athletics Have over Texas Rangers in the AL West
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It's been a surprising season for the Oakland Athletics to say the least. In what was supposed to be a throw-away rebuilding season for the small market franchise, the A's have created a matinee classic in Oakland by emerging as a bona fide playoff contender midway through the season.

As we approach the final stretch of the hunt for October, the A's sit just a handful of games out of first place behind the two-time defending American League champion Texas Rangers. While the Rangers possess ample high-stakes experience heading through the summer's latter stages, Oakland does have a bit of an edge in a few areas.

It'll be tough for the A's to dethrone Texas, but it is more than possible given these factors.

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