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Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem in Oakland while carrying a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Athletics 3-0 on Thursday night and back into the AL Championship Series.Share Tweet
Postseason schedule: Start times, TV listingsCNNSI.com Oct 10, 2013Baseball's final four features a quartet tradition-rich franchises: the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League and the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers in the American League. Combined, the four teams have won 58 pennants an…Share Tweet
Blanco declines Minors assignment from MarinersVeteran catcher Henry Blanco has elected for free agency after declining to be outrighted to the Minor Leagues by the Mariners, the club announced Thursday.Share TweetVia former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder, who told Busted Coverage that Bobby Crosby, his former A's teammate, sent it to him. Crosby's brother, a scout in Northern California, took the video. There it is.Read more...Share Tweet
Seeking hot hitter, Melvin starts CallaspoHoping for an improved offensive showing against Tigers righty Justin Verlander, A's manager Bob Melvin elected to give Alberto Callaspo the start at second base over Eric Sogard on Thursday for Game 5 of the ALDS.Share TweetLess than three hours before his club was set to take the field against the Tigers for Game 5 of the American League Division Series, A's manager Bob Melvin remained reluctant to use righty Bartolo Colon out of the bullpen.Share Tweet
Lineup breakdown: Tigers-A's, Game 5Here is a look at Thursday's starting lineups for Game 5 of the American League Division Series between the Tigers and the Athletics.Share Tweet
Why Did MLB Pull This Pro-Oakland Promo?You're watching "This Is Oakland," narrated by legendary PA announcer Roy Steele—"the Voice of God." It was released last week to get A's fans hyped for the playoffs, and just as quickly deleted. It was not aired in-stadium as planne…Share Tweet
Tigers are still alive in the playoffs because of Jim Leyland’s maneuveringyahoo.com Oct 10, 2013There are certainly people out there who will tell you that Jim Leyland mismanages the Detroit Tigers. And, sometimes, those people might have a point.Leyland ain't Joe Maddon, that's for sure. Before Tuesday's game with the Oakland Athletics — which th…Share Tweet
Cool Chart: A's Skipper Bob Melvin Is The King Of PlatoonsOver at Sports on Earth, Jack Moore created this great graphic to demonstrate just how crazy A's manager Bob Melvin is about platoons. The green rectangles represent consecutive games in which the same hitter held the same spot in the batting order, wit…Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 10, 2013The A's are right to start Sonny Gray in ALDS Game 5. Whether it will pay off is much less clear.Share Tweet
Verlander's Gem Puts Tigers In ALCSOct 10BBTN Spotlight: Justin Verlander was dominant in eight innings of work and Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run to help the Tigers win 3-0 and eliminate the Athletics.
Verlander's Gem Sends Tigers To ALCSOct 10Justin Verlander was dominant in eight innings of work and Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run to help the Tigers win 3-0 and eliminate the Athletics.