Found October 11, 2012 on Lost My Way:
It's now officially win or go home for the Detroit Tigers and Oakland A's after the A's were able to rally in the ninth and shock the Tigers Wednesday night by a score of 4-3.  Detroit lead heading into the ninth 3-1, however, closer Jose Valverde failed to hold the lead as Coco Crisp hit a game-winning single that scored Seth Smith to send the series to a do-or-die Game 5. Smith hit a two-run double earlier in the inning that scored Josh Reddick and Josh Donaldson to tie the game.  Oakland failed to score off Detroit starter Max Scherzer who pitched five and a third innings of scoreless baseball before the bullpen took over. On the other hand, Oakland's rookie, A.J. Griffin, pitched five innings allowing two earned runs in his first career postseason start.  The Tigers lead 2-0 thanks to an Austin Jackson single in the third, scoring Alex Avila. Then Prince Fielder hit his first postseason homerun with the Tigers in the fourth. Oakland wouldn't get on the board until the sixth when Stephen Drew hit a double, scoring Coco Crisp with no outs, but was thrown out at third trying to advance on the play. It was a huge base running mistake, however, luckily it didn't end up costing the A's.  Game 5 is set for Thursday night as the Tigers will send ace Justin Verlander to the mound as he was the winning pitcher in Game 1. For Oakland, Jarrod Parker will try and pitch the A's into the ALCS for the first time since 2006 when they were swept by the Detroit Tigers  TL;DR The Detroit Tigers and Oakland A's will be fighting for their seasons tonight in a decisive Game 5.Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics Boxscore [ESPN]Posted by Mowry under Sports Like us on Facebook for funny pictures every day!
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