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Behind Tommy Milone, the Oakland A’s beat Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Thanks to some persistent and strong rain storms in the Detroit area, though, Bob Melvin and the A’s didn’t have to walk a tightrope en route to a thrilling win (as they did on Monday night).
Instead, Brandon Moss’ opposite field two-run homer in the top of the fifth proved to be the decisive blow, as the game was ultimately called in the top of the sixth.
The A’s made Verlander throw 44 pitches in the first inning – by far, his lengthiest first inning of his career. He walked Coco Crisp, gave up a single to Josh Donaldson, and a two-run double to Jed Lowrie before striking out Moss and Yoenis Cespedes, walking Seth Smith, and retiring Alberto Callaspo on a flyout. By then, the A’s were already up 2-0.
Milone gave the lead right back – Austin Jackson walked, Torii Hunter singled him to second, and Miguel Cabrera walked to load the bases with nobody out. Prince Fielder cracked a tw...
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Remember last year when Miguel Cabrera won a Triple Crown and the MVP even though Mike Trout was probably the more valuable player? Well, don’t look now, but Miguel Cabrera looks poised to win this year’s MVP going away and possibly win a second straight Triple Crown even though, in some regards, Fat Mike Trout has sophomore slumped his way to an even better season than last...
Alright, I think it’s finally time to address what might possibly be the biggest elephant in the room during the 2013 season — what the heck is going on with Justin Verlander? And not only that, but is this the end of his reign as an elite starting pitcher?With six years and $160 million left on his new contract, Tigers management and fans definitely don’t want to start having...
77-56, 1st place, 5.5 games ahead of the Indians.
So this is what it’s like to be an Astros fan. Oh, right. The above. Strike that remark. But losing 14-4 will correct your Pythagorean record in a hurry.
The pitching has gotten a bit soggy lately, eh? The A’s are also swinging the bats very, very well. The Tigers have run into them at the wrong time. Seems to happen with some...
The Detroit Tigers' bullpen has been in flux for most of the season, and one reason for this inconsistency has been the absence of right-handed reliever Octavio Dotel. The veteran has been recovering from injury for much of the year, as there were even questions whether or not he'd pitch again. Since then, Dotel has resumed pitching, and he recently joined the Tigers'...
Alex Avila was hitless in his rain-shortened return from the disabled list last night. The Detroit Tigers fell to the Oakland A's in five innings. The A's managed to score one run in the top of the sixth before the rain really shut things down. Avila didn't get much of an opportunity to prove he was back to 100 percent. Of course, with MLB's concussion policy...
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have a rotation with five pitchers registering double-digit wins before the endof August. And so they have a staff built to avoid long losing streaks.
However, the Tigers got drilled, 14-4, on Wednesday night to lose their third straight game to the Oakland As. Detroit has not lost more than four in a row this season, and the main reason for that is Thursday...
Justin Verlander -- author of two no-hitters, winner of a Most
Valuable Player award -- is used to making history. Not this
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland praised the potent offense of the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
''It looks like Oakland was sitting in on our pitchers' meeting. I guess I'd start out with that,'' he said after the Tigers' 14-4 loss.
Tigers starter Doug Fister (11-7) took the loss for Detroit, which has lost the first three games of the four...
DETROIT (AP) -- Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Justin Verlander, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in a game cut short by rain on Tuesday night.
Seth Smith hit a leadoff homer in the sixth, and Oakland had the bases loaded with no one out when the tarp was pulled on the field due to the weather. It was called after an 80-minute delay.
77-55, first place, 5.5 up on the Cleveland Indians.
Rain put a merciful end to the debacle of the 6-3 loss to the A’s. It was a forgettable game, but I remember a few things:
A. Prince Fielder’s 2-run, bases-loaded single to tie the game wasn’t just a 2-run, bases-loaded single to tie the game. It was also a fine display of “old style” Prince at the dish, the whole at...
Scoreboard Watch: The Tigers got things overwith early today, finally beating the Athletics 7-6 after losing the first three games of the series. The walk-off win was not all good news for Detroit, who lost Miguel Cabrera again during the game. He left after being thrown out trying to leg out a double, then was pulled from the game. This could be huge news for the Indians who go...
Wednesday night’s 14-4 win by the Oakland A’s over the Detroit Tigers was notable for two key factors: the unrelenting attack of the A’s offense and Brett Anderson’s return from the 60-day disabled list.
Anderson ended up with a three-inning save, the first of his career (even though in this case the ‘save’ designation is really meant more in terms of preventing the bullpen...
As much as I dislike Octavio Dotel because he runs his mouth too often and seems like a ****** teammate, he could probably be of service to the Tigers bullpen, which has started to get sloppy of late like Miley Cyrus' ass at the VMAs. Dotel was set to make a rehab appearance in Toledo on Tuesday night, but it didn't last very long ... at all:
From John Hickey’s game recap of Wednesday’s curbstomping of the Tigers:
[Dan] Straily, who had been consistently betrayed by the Oakland offense since the All-Star break, had so many runs scored that he almost blinked and missed some.
“This is going to sound strange, but when I gave up that (third-inning) homer to Torii Hunter, I thought it was a 1-0 game,” Straily said...
The thought was that if one team outscored the other 28-13 in the first three games of this four-game series it would be the Detroit Tigers putting the hurt on the slumping A's.
It hasn't worked out that way. A's hitters beat up 11-game winner Doug Fister for 13 hits and seven runs in five innings Wednesday night en route to a 14-4 blowout win that has the A's on...