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After finishing ahead of the big-spending Los Angeles Angels in last year's AL West race, the Oakland Athletics are well on their way to pulling off that feat again.

Following a lopsided victory, the streaking A's will try to secure their best start since 1992 and finish off their first three-game sweep of the slumping Angels in nine years Thursday night.

Despite Los Angeles' big offseason spending spree last season, Oakland finished two spots ahead of the Angels in the division, winning its first AL West title since 2006.

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