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Jeff Samardzija pitches A’s past Angels 8-4

Oakland Athletics' Jeff Samardzija works against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night.

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A’s trying to hold on amid extended slump

Oakland Athletics' Geovany Soto (17) argues with home plate umpire Jerry Meals, left, after striking out against the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. The A's won 8-6 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

There’s only a week left in the regular season, which may seem like an eternity for the Oakland Athletics.

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Donaldson powers A’s past Phillies

Oakland Athletics' Geovany Soto hits a double to drive in two runs against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland needed a big hit in the 10th inning against Philadelphia. Fortunately for the Athletics, they had Josh Donaldson at the plate.

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Phillies lose 8-6 to Athletics in 10 innings

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, center, is taken out of the baeball game by manager Ryne Sandberg (23) in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Burnett moved up the career strikeout list. At the moment, that’s the furthest thing from his mind.

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Howard’s HR all Phillies muster in 3-1 loss to A’s

Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard, right, is congratulated by Marlon Byrd (3) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Jon Lester in the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Howard was able to break through just once against the Oakland Athletics.

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