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.
A two-run homer and an unproductive triple by Yoenis Cespedes were hardly enough as the A’s struck out a postseason franchise-high 16 times.
Oakland definitely needs to take advantage of its home-field edge in 2013, for once. The series starts tonight.
For the past few weeks, we’ve heard far too much about what the Tigers don’t have and not enough about what they do.
The veteran right-hander will get the ball for the Oakland Athletics in the opener of their AL division series against Detroit on Friday night, his first postseason appearance in eight years.
Bartolo Colon outpitched Felix Hernandez to reach 18 wins for the fifth time in his career, Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-2 Friday night in the start of Eric Wedge’s final weekend as Mariners manager.
Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson homered, Alberto Callaspo had two hits and drove in two runs, and Bartolo Colon pitched six shutout innings as the Oakland Athletics trimmed their magic number to two with an 11-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
The Oakland Athletics are closing in on another AL West title, and giving the ball to Bartolo Colon should get them even closer. It could also improve his chances at another AL Cy Young Award.
Josh Donaldson provided Oakland’s biggest highlight with a breathtaking catch. He also provided the lowlight when he ran through a stop sign to kill one of the few rallies the Athletics managed against Martin Perez.