Prince Fielder halted his home run trot when Coco Crisp snagged his fly at the top of the center-field wall in the second. He seemed stunned when shortstop Stephen Drew robbed a single from him in the fourth, and he stopped his sprint around first when Yoenis Cespedes made a diving catch in left in the seventh.
After grounding into a game-inning double play in the ninth, Fielder and the rest of the Detroit Tigers had to hold off on the most important thing: another celebration.
Fielder finished 0 for 4 to highlight another poor performance at the plate for the Tigers, losing 2-0 to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night in Game 3 of their AL division series.
Detroit leads the best-of-five series 2-1. Game 4 is Wednesday night in Oakland.
The Tigers' high-priced lineup could squeeze only four hits out of Brett Anderson, three relievers and the rest of the low-budget A's to spoil a solid start from fellow playoff newcomer Anibal Sanchez. Even more troubling, they have only...