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Rangers have final shot for AL West

Texas must beat the A's on Wednesday to avoid a win-or-go-home wild-card game

Updated: October 3, 2012, 12:57 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- It was just Friday morning that the Texas Rangers held a four-game lead and had a third AL West crown nearly in their grasp.

Now, all of a sudden, they have just one game to make sure it doesn't slip away completely. Just one game to be sure the Oakland Athletics don't swoop in and snatch the division title from a club that has owned it for nearly three seasons.

The Rangers haven't played up to their capabilities down the stretch. They aren't hitting ...

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