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A's beat Rangers to complete big AL West sweep

Published On: Sep 15 2013 10:06:41 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 15 2013 10:07:24 PM CDT
Texas Rangers logo over field

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -

 - Josh Donaldson, Chris Young and Josh Reddick all homered and the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the chasing and slumping Texas Rangers with a 5-1 win Sunday.
    
Oakland took a commanding 6½-game division lead with two weeks left after the final regular-season series between the AL West's top two teams. The A's have won five in a row and 13 of 16 overall.
    
Texas is 2-11 in September after beginning the month with a two-game division lead. The Rangers lost their sixth in row, all at home - this was their first winless homestand of at least six games since moving to Texas in 1972.
    
The Rangers and Tampa Bay are tied for the two AL wild-card spots in a rapidly tightening race. Texas starts a four-game series at Tropicana Field on Monday.

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