There is no evil that lasts 100 years and Major League Baseball that can endure it. The Oakland Athletics made it into the AL Divisional Series in the Major League Baseball (MLB), after defeating in the third and last game of the wild card round the Chicago White Sox by 6-4 in California.
Thanks to the simple Chad Pinder, with which he drove in two races that meant the advantage in the fifth inning, key to staying with the victory, the franchise managed to beat two negative marks for its history, and with it also ended a long slump in the history of sports in United States.
Now, the Athletics must travel to Los Angeles, where starting on Monday, October 5, they will face off at Dodger Stadium. Houston Astros, who, for their part, swept away the Minnesota Twins to take the series 2-0; whoever wins this key will be measured in San Diego, for the final of the Conference, with the winner of the duel between Tampa Bay Rays y New York Yankees.
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Oakland Athletics’ first negative streak is that for the first time in 14 years he wins a postseason series, since the last time he won was in the 2006 wild card round, where he defeated Minnesota Twins 3-0, and then be swept in the Divisional by Detroit Tigers.
But perhaps the most relevant data is that for the first time in 47 years they manage to win a defining game in the playoffs, something that the institution had not achieved since the 1973 World Series, when in the seventh and last set of the series against the New York Mets, they defeated them in California 5-2.
Now, they will seek to return to Fall Classic for the first time in 30 years, since in 1990 they last won the American League pennant, after sweeping Boston Red SoxAs if that were not enough, they will seek to win a World Series again for the first time since 1989, by defeating their archrival San Francisco Giants.