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The Oakland Athletics can further tighten up the American League West race if they can complete a three-game sweep of the host Texas Rangers with a win in Wednesday’s series finale. Oakland won the opener 9-2 before downing Rangers ace Yu Darvish 1-0 on Tuesday. Yoenis Cespedes homered and Dan Straily pitched seven superb innings as the Athletics won their fifth straight game. Texas leads Oakland by 4 1/2 games.