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Oakland needs more of the magic that got it to postseason

  • Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp swings during batting practice in preparation for Game 3 of the American League division baseball series against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND -- The A's acknowledge the daunting task facing them in their American League Division Series.

They also point to some recent history that suggests it isn't mission impossible.

"We know we have to come here and win three in a row, and we know that's going to be a big challenge," first baseman Brandon Moss said. "We won six in a row to win our division, so we know it's not outside of our grasp to do it."

Before the A's can win three, they have to win one.

Down 2-0 in their best-of-five series with the Detroit Tigers, they'll take the field before a sold-out Oakland Coliseum crowd in Game 3 on Tuesday night looking to extend the series and swing momentum in their favor.


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