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Freddy Galvis' home run fuels Phillies' 3-0 win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. -- An Athletics fan circled the upper deck of the Coliseum in the seventh inning of a scoreless game with a drum strapped to his waist. He banged it three times. Fans responded with a tepid cheer: "Let's go, Oakland." These are anguished moments for an A's team with a tenuous postseason standing. They are numb to moments like Saturday afternoon, when Freddy Galvis, the diminutive Phillies shortstop, smashed an appetizing fastball to deep right. The ball cleared a high green fence and disappeared. Galvis, his mouth agape, rounded the bases in 17 seconds. This was his postseason moment, in a meaningless, 3-0 win for the Phillies that damaged Oakland's quest to avoid a...

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