The A’s won their 16th division title in 2013, but bowed out with a disappointing ALDS loss (again).
Oakland was just nine outs away from getting to the American League Championship Series for only the second time since 1992, but the bullpen couldn’t keep it together.
Oakland was up 3-0 in the fourth, but the Tigers tied it up. Right away, the A’s took the lead back and never let go of it in Game Three.
Jarrod Parker will take the mound in Game Three against the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit and Oakland have each scored 3 runs in the series so far. The teams head to Motown for Game Three.
The Detroit Tigers scored three runs off somewhat weak hits in the first inning, and Max Scherzer did the rest against the A’s.
Oakland definitely needs to take advantage of its home-field edge in 2013, for once. The series starts tonight.
Brad Miller hit a pair of home runs, including his first grand slam, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 7-5 Saturday in a game that decided division-series matchups in the American League.
Dan Straily pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Oakland Athletics edge the Houston Astros 2-1 on Saturday.
Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the ninth inning and Jarrod Parker earned his eighth straight win as the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Saturday.