Oakland had clinched the division earlier in the afternoon in the 3rd inning when news spread that Kansas City’s Justin Maxwell‘s 10th inning two-out walkoff grand slam beat the Rangers, 4-0, eliminating Texas.
Oakland is ending the season strong having won won four straight and 13-of-16 to move a season-high 30 games over .500.
Today, the A’s and their fans are celebrating “Merry Clinchmas”
Nine to Know
The Oakland A’s 2005-13
|1||2013||156||93||63||.596||1st of 5||Bob Melvin (93-63)|
|2||2012||162||94||68||.580||1st of 4||Lost LDS (3-2)||Bob Melvin (94-68)|
|3||2011||162||74||88||.457||3rd of 4||Bob Geren (27-36) and Bob Melvin (47-52)|
|4||2010||162||81||81||.500||2nd of 4||Bob Geren (81-81)|
|5||2009||162||75||87||.463||4th of 4||Bob Geren (75-87)|
|6||2008||161||75||86||.466||3rd of 4||Bob Geren (75-86)|
|7||2007||162||76||86||.469||3rd of 4||Bob Geren (76-86)|
|8||2006||162||93||69||.574||1st of 4||Lost ALCS (4-0)||Ken Macha (93-69)|
|9||2005||162||88||74||.543||2nd of 4||Ken Macha (88-74)|