Rangers yield to determined A's

Texas focuses on remaining shot after losing grip on AL West in historic fashion

Updated: October 4, 2012, 12:57 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- How did this happen to the Texas Rangers?

How did a club coming off two consecutive World Series and in command of the AL West for the entire season watch it slip away on the final day?

In fairness, as the Rangers lost grasp on the title, the Oakland A's were there to snatch it, never giving up even when it didn't appear they would have a shot. And they crushed the Rangers on Wednesday, breaking a 5-5 tie on an inexplicable Josh Hamilton error and then never looking ...

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