Rookie pitcher Sonny Gray would have had to match his electric postseason debut for the Athletics to have any chance against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers.
Anticipation is heightened for a do-or-die ALDS Game 5 at the Coliseum between the A’s and the Detroit Tigers.
Once again, it’s an elimination game at home for the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum on Thursday night, and they’re starting a rookie against Justin Verlander.
The A’s will counter with rookie Sonny Gray against Justin Verlander again after they put on a pitching show Saturday night at the Coliseum.
Detroit and Oakland have each scored 3 runs in the series so far. The teams head to Motown for Game Three.
The Oakland Athletics have that September swagger again. And it’s looking a lot like a year ago when they rallied to win the AL West and stun the Texas Rangers on the season’s final day — with walkoffs and whipped cream pie celebrations.
Jed Lowrie’s foul ball that turned into a two-run double after umpires changed the call highlighted a 10-run fourth inning as the Oakland Athletics pounded the Minnesota Twins 18-3 on Wednesday night.
Sonny Gray tries to bounce back from a hard-luck loss Wednesday night as the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics continue their playoff push against the Minnesota Twins.
Jose Altuve had two hits and drove in a run to back a stellar outing by Brad Peacock, and the Houston Astros beat Oakland 3-2 on Thursday night to knock the Athletics out of first place in the AL West.
Josh Donaldson and Nate Freiman both homered for the A’s, who dropped 1 ½ games behind the AL West-leading Texas Rangers. Derek Norris also drove in a run for the A’s.