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By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Baseball Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Going on a year after the Oakland Athletics made their remarkable turnaround and their push to a surprising AL West title, the defending division champions are on a roll again.
The A's have had their share of struggles in the first half, too, not so different from all of those Oakland teams of the past that took off after the All-Star break.
Starting Tuesday night, the A's will get another tough home test when the New York Yankees visit the Coliseum for a three-game series.
While Oakland (38-27) dropped the final two games of its seven-game road trip in Chicago, the A's have won seven of 10 and 18 of 23. They entered Monday's off day a half-game back in the AL West race behind Texas (37-25).

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