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INSTANT ANALYST

When the Athletics roused themselves from their early-season slumber, not to mention an 8-1 deficit, to defeat the White Sox 12-11 last Friday, they added to what has been a steady supply of late-game comebacks in the major leagues this season. Oakland's recovery was the fourth this year in which the eventual winning team trailed by six or more runs in the sixth inning or later. Here are the line scores for those four games.

Here are the full-season totals for comebacks of that magnitude in the majors in the last five years: 1988, two; 1989, four; 1990, three; 1991, one; 1992, five.

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