I meant to write one of these this last year, but honestly, the AL West was no more than a shadowy idea in my mind, even as late as late September. This year, with an actual magic number countdown (something we saw not once in last year's comeback), I thought it would be fun to see how exactly the A's managed to wrest the AL West out of the grip of the Rangers for the second straight season. Congratulations to the Oakland Athletics, your 2013 American League West Champions! ...
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