A's whittle down magic number to clinch division with win over Rockies

Finally, a happy flight. There’s a good chance the A’s will descend out of blue skies — finally — upon return to the Bay Area. It will be a welcome sight after the arduous road trip they’ve endured that had them in Seattle’s unhealthy air and into Denver’s thin air, in-and-out of three different time zones to play four games in under 72 hours.They can breathe again. And a scrappy 3-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon should provide a bit of satisfaction after the all that trouble.Next up, a well-earned day off for the A’s, who have played 16 games in 13 days. They finished t…

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