October 4, 2012
Oakland players celebrate after winning the AL West crown Wednesday by beating the Texas Rangers, 12-5, on the final day of the regular season.
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MLB PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: A's stun Rangers on final day, win AL West; Yankees rout Red Sox to win AL East
Oakland rallies from a 5-1 hole Wednesday to crush the Rangers, 12-5, and improbably win the AL West title, while the Yankees --- who controlled their own destiny --- demolished bitter rival Boston to win the AL East.