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A.L.D.S.: Detroit's Stars Against Oakland's Bargains

A.L.D.S.: Detroit's Stars Against Oakland's Bargains

nytimes.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
Detroit has Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Justin Verlander. Oakland counters with Coco Crisp.
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  • Neshek joins A's for ALDS following tragedy

    Neshek joins A's for ALDS following tragedy

    Just two days after the sudden and heartbreaking passing of their 1-day-old son, pitcher Pat Neshek and his wife flew from their home in Florida to Detroit to rejoin the A's as they prepare to begin the American League Division Series on Saturday.
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  • A's rookie Parker to face Verlander in Game 1

    A's rookie Parker to face Verlander in Game 1

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    One team has the reigning MVP and another player who just won the Triple Crown.
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  • Triple Crown champ Cabrera ready for A's

    Triple Crown champ Cabrera ready for A's

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    As Miguel Cabrera stepped to the podium Friday afternoon at Comerica Park, he was introduced as "Triple Crown champion."
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  • Second-year umpire Barry picked for Tigers-A's

    Second-year umpire Barry picked for Tigers-A's

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Scott Barry, completing just his second season as a full-time major league umpire, has been selected to work the AL division series between Detroit and Oakland.
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  • Scherzer slated for Game 4 in Tigers rotation

    Scherzer slated for Game 4 in Tigers rotation

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    Tigers manager Jim Leyland named his entire starting rotation for the American League Division Series against the A's on Friday with the only surprise being Max Scherzer starting Game 4, if necessary, on Wednesday in Oakland.
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  • Five keys for A's in postseason

    Five keys for A's in postseason

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    The A's are back in Detroit, home to their last postseason appearance six years ago, when the Tigers claimed victory in the American League Championship Series. For this year's squad plenty will have to go right for the A's to keep rolling in the fashio…
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  • Adversity overcome speaks to A's talent

    Adversity overcome speaks to A's talent

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    Call the A's 2012 season what you want, just don't attribute the results to luck. This was a carefully constructed club built from scratch on talent, not chance.
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  • Video - Baseball Tonight Minute 01:43

    Baseball Tonight Minute

    Oct 5
    Baseball Tonight previews A's vs. Tigers and Reds vs. Giants.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Chicago Bears better off with feisty Jay Cutler

    Oct 5
    The Bears should just let Cutler do his thing, and they might be better off for it.
  • Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 5 picks

    Oct 5
    The Sports Guy continues to mate his NFL picks with reader e-mails, hoping it turns out better than the Peyton Manning experiment.