Coco Crisp made a leaping grab in center field to rob Prince Fielder of a likely home run and back Brett Anderson's scoreless start, and the Oakland Athletics led the Detroit Tigers 1-0 through three innings Tuesday night in Game 3 of their AL division series.
Detroit led the best-of-five matchup 2-0.
Trying to avoid a sweep and extend Oakland's season at least one more day, Yoenis Cespedes hit an RBI single off Anibal Sanchez to put the A's ahead in the first. The hit ignited a gold-towel waving crowd that sold out the Coliseum for only the eighth time all season.
Anderson kept the Tigers scoreless behind a devastating breaking ball and a strong defense in his first start since injuring his right side falling awkwardly off the mound at Detroit on Sept. 19. The A's have won six straight at home and will need another surprising sweep in a season full of them.
After dropping the first two games in Detroit, Oakland's return home seemed to light a spark.
Anderson needed only eight ...