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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 Oakland’s Sonny Gray who went 8 strong while also giving up only 4 hits and striking out 9. Verlander and Gray became the first starters in postseason history to both have 9 strikeouts and 0 runs allowed. Of course, those fantastic pitching performances set up the heroics at the end of the game.
The hero of the game, Stephen Vogt, sent a liner to left-center field to drive in Yoenis Cespedes from third. Cespedes reached on a line-drive single past 3B Miguel Cabrera. Seth Smith followed with a liner of his own down the 1B line just past an unenthusiastic Prince Fielder. The Tigers walked Josh Reddick to crea...
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History, Meet Stephen Vogt
Tonight in Oakland, Detroit had the chance to take a 2-0 lead in their best of five series against the A's. They had Justin Verlander on the mound, and despite a year that clearly ranks as the worst in his career, he was utterly dominant against them, as if nothing had changed in the 12 months since he ended them in the 2012 ALCS. They had the reigning...
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.
In the two ALDS games on Saturday, both went largely the same as on Friday - one was a pitchers duel, and one was less so. The Red Sox beat the Rays 7-4 to take a 2-0 series lead, and the A's beat the Tigers 1-0 on a walk off hit by Stephen Vogt. The Tigers-A's matchup is now knotted at two games heading to Detroit, while the Red Sox lead their series with the Rays 2-0 going...
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...
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...
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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...
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.
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 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.
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 […]
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.