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A's play 'Sweet Caroline' to honor marathon victims

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OAKLAND -- The A's played "Sweet Caroline" in the middle of the eighth inning during Tuesday's game against the Astros to honor the victims of Monday's Boston Marathon tragedy.

The Fenway Park theme -- played in the middle of the eighth inning at Red Sox home games -- was heard across several ballparks at different times on Tuesday, with Oakland joining in, too, while also lowering its flag at the Coliseum to half-staff.

The phrase "Tonight, we are all Bostonians" was shown on the Coliseum video screen while "Sweet Caroline" played.

The A's also paid tribute to the victims the night before, offering a moment of silence before Monday's game to all those affected by the day's horrific events, which left three people dead and more than 170 injured.

Oakland will pay a visit to Fenway come Monday for the opener of a three-game series with the Red Sox.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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