Bay Area looks for a double

A’s, Giants giving fans high hopes for playoffs

Posted: July 17, 2014 at 3:01 a.m.

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Fernando Abad celebrates at the end of their interleague baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, July 10, 2014, in San Francisco. Oakland won the game 6-1.

The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball's best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport's highest-paid stars.

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