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A's eliminated with 6-0 loss to Tigers in Game 5

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Almost as soon as Omar Infante threw out Seth Smith to end the Oakland Athletics surprising season, despair turned to appreciation.

The defeated A's came out of their dugout to a standing ovation from a towel-waving crowd, soaking in the energy that fueled their run to an improbable division title and basking in one last "Let's Go Oakland!" chant.

"That was the best part of the whole night," second baseman Cliff Pennington said. "It went from, 'Man, the season is over' and the down of that to being able to walk out there and just see …

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