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Tigers force Game 5 with comeback win over snakebit A's

Tigers force Game 5 with comeback win over snakebit A's

CNNSI.com MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 8, 2013
The A's looked to have the ALDS in the bag until hard luck struck them yet again.
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  • Angels retain Scioscia, GM; drop two others

    Angels retain Scioscia, GM; drop two others

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2013
    Manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto are getting another chance with the Los Angeles Angels.
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  • Scherzer comes out of 'pen, earns win in Game 4

    Scherzer comes out of 'pen, earns win in Game 4

    MLB.com ESPN.com Oct 8, 2013
    Tigers manager Jim Leyland didn't give serious consideration to starting Max Scherzer on short rest Tuesday in Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the A's. Pitching him in relief on three days' rest was another matter.
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  • Check out the sign that was behind Biogenesis star Jhonny Peral…

    Check out the sign that was behind Biogenesis star Jhonny Peralta as he hit a game-tying homer

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2013
    Detroit Tigers infielder Jhonny Peralta came up big in his team's do-or-die game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, hitting a game-tying three-run homer off Dan Straily in the bottom of the fifth inning. But check out that sign to the left of hom…
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  • Phils add Bowa to staff; D-backs fire Nagy, Sax

    Phils add Bowa to staff; D-backs fire Nagy, Sax

    CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Linked together in one of the worst trades in franchise history, Larry Bowa and Ryne Sandberg now will be working in the same dugout trying to restore the Philadelphia Phillies' winning ways.
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  • Rays pinning survival hopes on Jeremy Hellickson

    Rays pinning survival hopes on Jeremy Hellickson

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2013
    The Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics have done very well so far in the playoffs by going with an inexperienced but talented starting pitcher during the division series round. Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole and Oakland's Sonny Gray…
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  • Hunter's shoulder good enough for Game 4 action

    Hunter's shoulder good enough for Game 4 action

    MLB.com ESPN.com Oct 8, 2013
    There was little doubt that Torii Hunter would be in the Tigers' lineup for Game 4 of their American League Division Series against the A's on Tuesday, despite the bruised shoulder he suffered on a diving attempt at a catch in Game 3. The only question …
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  • Caple: Punchless in Detroit

    Caple: Punchless in Detroit

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2013
    Tempers flare in ALDS Game 3 as the Athletics push the Tigers to the brink
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  • Clayton Kershaw, Juan Uribe send Dodgers to NLCS with Game 4 wi…

    Clayton Kershaw, Juan Uribe send Dodgers to NLCS with Game 4 win over Braves

    CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2013
    Behind Juan Uribe's bat and Clayton Kershaw's arm, the Dodgers beat the Braves for an NLCS berth.
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  • Video - Tigers Force Game 5 02:16

    Tigers Force Game 5

    Oct 8
    The Tigers hit two home runs and used Max Scherzer out of the bullpen for two innings, avoiding elimination with an 8-6 win over the A's.
  • Video - Was It Or Wasn't It? 01:06

    Was It Or Wasn't It?

    Oct 8
    Baseball Tonight debates whether there was fan interference on the Victor Martinez home run.

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