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For the Second Time in a Week, Athletics Facing a Win or Go Home Situation vs. Astros

For the second time in a week, the A’s season is down to one final game.

The A’s have lost the first two games of the best-of-five American League Division Series against the Houston Astros, and they either win Wednesday or the season’s over. The same would be true Thursday and Friday.

“Well, we just have to win tomorrow, and then we’ll worry about the next day after that,” manager Bob Melvin said after more failures from his hitters and starting pitchers. “So, we put all our efforts into tomorrow, and just think about tomorrow.

“Anything further than that is really kind of a distraction.”

Well, that and George Springer. The Astros center fielder had four hits Monday and came back with a pair of homers Tuesday, including a two-run shot off Oakland starter Sean Manaea. Springer had never homered off Manaea in 35 career at-bats, but he couldn’t have

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