Oakland A's: 5 Key Takeaways from Series vs. Los Angeles Angels

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Oakland A's: 5 Key Takeaways from Series vs. Los Angeles Angels
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The Oakland Athletics finished off their three-game set with the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday with a 5-4 defeat that came down to the wire...again.

It was a typical combative and competitive series between these intrastate rivals, highlighted by Monday night/Tuesday morning’s epic 19-inning marathon.

As always, everything you have come to expect from these two teams did happen. There was excitement, fun, drama, suspense and overall admirable battling on both sides. The type of all-around play that has made this rivalry one of the best in all of baseball.

Despite all the familiarities between these two ball clubs, there were some key surprises and lessons from this week’s series. Here are five things we learned from these three games between the A’s and Angels.

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