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Athletics won't walk away

Ninth-inning comeback sets up a Game 5 showdown against Detroit

Updated: October 11, 2012, 4:00 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

OAKLAND -- The preferred nomenclature is walk-off victory, but that doesn't really describe it very accurately.

Oh, the losing team trudges slowly off the field as if on the way to the dentist for a root canal, the IRS for an audit or a spouse after a forgotten anniversary. But the winners? The winners race onto the field as if they were on the Jamaican track team. These are run-on victories, where the winning team rushes the latest hitting hero as if a major electronics store just opened ...

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