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Can the As Dominate Detroit Again to Clinch Their ALDS Series? Grab Tickets to See the Tigers in Game 4(October 08, 2013)
South Windsor, CT (PRWEB) October 08, 2013
After a 6-3 win in Detroit on Monday, the Oakland Athletics have a 2-1 lead as they head into Game 4 with the Tigers on Tuesday. In the best-of-five AL Division Series, the As are now one win away from the next round of the playoffs. Come see the results of Game 4 live in Detroit with playoff tickets.
While the teams kept the scores close with one-run games in their first two meetings of the series, few would have predicted the As to break away with three homeruns in Game 3. Tigers Starter Aníbal Sánchez was considered the best pitcher in the American League during the regular season, with only nine home runs scored against him in 29 starts.
Yet when Game 3 rolled around, the As offensewith four players hitting at least 20 homers this seasonwas on point. Sánchez surrendered three home runs in one game for the first time since July 28, 2012his debut for the Tigers. John Reddick hit a home run in the third inning, while Brandon Moss and Seth Smith swung hits out of the ballpark in the fifth inning.
"Sometimes he starts out a little slow, you figure he's going to get it going," ESPN reports Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. "Today, he just really didn't get it going. He made a couple of real bad pitches the last inning he was out there to Moss and Smith."
The Oakland As won the AL West title and boast a better record than the Tigers. However, the As have lost four straight road postseason games, including two in Detroit last year. If they win tonight, the As can reach the AL championship for the first time since 2006when the Tigers bested them.
Oakland pits rookie Dan Strailey against Detroits Doug Fister. Game time for the As vs. the Tigers is 5:07 p.m. (ET) at Comerica Park in Detroit, Mich.
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