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OAKLAND, Calif. — In a crucial Game 2 after falling to the Detroit Tigers in Game 1, the Oakland Athletics sent out 23-year old rookie Sonny Gray to the mound against the former AL Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander. Gray did not disappoint, pitching eight shutout innings, and the Athletics walked off in […]
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Stephen Vogt with walk-off hit
The Oakland Athletics were down one going into Saturday’s game and needed to pull out a win so they did not fall deeper into the hole. Pitcher Bartolo Colon allowed three errors and ten hits, the A’s lineup struck out 16 times, and they only were able to get three hits off of Detroit Tiger ace Max Scherzer.
For game two, it was time to turn things...
Sonny Gray has the name of a star and shined last night in his MLB postseason debut. He out-dueled Justin Verlander in one of the better baseball games in recent history. Gray went eight strong shutout innings and struck out nine holding the game scoreless and allowing the A’s to steal a 1-0 victory in the bottom of the ninth.
And perhaps Gray ends up being the great...
Justin Verlander returned to the clubhouse to refocus when Detroit was batting, and watched Sonny Gray closely. It didn't take Verlander long to realize that one run might be all anybody managed - and that it could be a tough night for his Tigers.
Against a rookie making only his 11th major league start, no less.
Verlander's masterful postseason outing was matched by Gray...
The A's got the win they desperately needed on Saturday night. After eight and a half scoreless innings Stephen Vogt broke the deadlock with a bases loaded walk-off hit to send the ALDS to Detroit tied at one game apiece.
Rookie Sonny Gray looked like a grizzled veteran on Saturday night striking out nine batters over eight innings and holding the Tigers scoreless in his postseason debut.
Most Oakland A’s fans were extremely tense during the pitching duel between Justin Verlander and Sonny Gray. The amazing game wasn’t decided until the bottom of the ninth inning, however this unruly A’s fan never got to see Stephen Vogt’s walk-off single. This Oakland fan was being a nuisance and when he was asked to leave he refused. He wasn’t about to abandon his Athletics...
Stephen Vogt hit .252 during the regular season for the Oakland Athletics. But if the A's beat the Tigers in the ALDS and advance through the postseason, it's very possible no A's fan is going to remember that. They could very well speak fondly of the second-year catcher's feats of athleticism in Oakland's Game 2 victory over Detroit.
OAKLAND - On the brink of disaster, the Oakland A’s had a pair of rookies lead them to a 1-0 victory in Game Two of their American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers. Thanks to the heroics of starting pitcher Sonny Gray and catcher Stephen Vogt, the A’s will head to Detroit with the series tied at one game apiece.
The A’s relied on the main components that have carried them all season long on Monday afternoon: pitching and power.
Jarrod Parker followed Sonny Gray’s ‘David versus Goliath’ style performance against former MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander with an outstanding game of his own, out-pitching 2013 AL ERA champion Anibal Sanchez in the A’s 6-3 victory.
For those of us on the east coast, it's tough, even on a Saturday night to stay up and watch west coast sporting events.
And it appears for those of us sleepyheads, we missed a lot.
The Oakland A's evened up their best of 5 ALDS series with the Detroit Tigers late Saturday night after rookie Stephen Vogt's single in the bottom of the 9th off Rick...
All the news from around the major leagues as the four Division Series are fully underway. The Sonny Gray-Justin Verlander battle in Oakland was the highlight of the busy weekend.
Oakland, CA —
The Oakland Athletics loaded the bases in the 9th inning and Stephen Vogt hit a walk off single to score Yoenis Cespedes to even up their American League Division Series with the Tigers, 1-0.
It was a pitching duel from the get go, with Sonny Gray and Justin Verlander becoming the first pair of starting pitchers to each throw 9+ strikeouts and not allow an earned...
Last season the Detroit Tigers and Oakland A’s thrilled baseball fans with a five game series in the American League Division Series. Tigers ace Justin Verlander led the Tigers to the series win with a masterful game five performance.
We find ourselves treated to the rematch this October. The A’s didn’t need a dramatic and historic late season rally to swipe the American...
The Oakland Athletics walked off against the Detroit Tigers in the bottom of the 9th Saturday, winning 1-0 on a Stephen Vogt bases-loaded single. The win tied the A’s with the Tigers in the ALDS at one game apiece with Game 3 coming Monday in Detroit.
Tigers starter, Justin Verlander, went 7 innings and struck out 11 while giving up only four hits. Matching that effort was...