A's getting used to drama

Oakland has its back against the wall, but that's nothing new

Updated: October 8, 2012, 10:39 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics fans, you knew it had to be like this, right? You knew that when it was time to either kiss this baseball season goodbye or continue the Hollywood storyline, it would depend on a pitcher coming off Tommy John surgery and a regular season-ending oblique injury.

"This series is kind of like a microcosm of our season," Game 3 starter Brett Anderson said. "You've got two rookies and a guy that's been hurt 90 percent of the season. This team ...

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