Found October 10, 2012 on
MLB Injury News:
The Oakland Athletics welcomed back right-hander Brett
Anderson from an oblique injury last night. The 24-year-old was impressive in
his Game 3 start, holding the Detroit Tigers scoreless over six innings of work.
Entering the postseason Oakland had an idea that they wanted to use Anderson in Game 3. He was more than up to the task, allowing no runs on
only two hits and two walks with six strikeouts over six frames.
Anderson’s season debut was pushed back as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. After six starts, the right-hander once again found himself
sidelined, this time due to an oblique injury. He was shut down for the regular season, but the A’s hoped to have him back for the playoffs.
Despite the victory, the A’s still find themselves up
against it as the Tigers retain a 2-1 series advantage. This could very well be
Anderson’s final start of the 2012 season unless Oakland is able to rally and
advance to the American League Championship Series.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Oakland Athletics narrowly avoided elimination from the MLB playoffs by the slimmest of margins, staging an incredible comeback against the Detroit Tigers by storming back with three runs in the bottom of 9th inning for a thrilling and improbable 4-3 win. By doing so, the A’s tied the ALDS series at two games apiece and [...]
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Brett Anderson outdueled fellow playoff first-timer Anibal Sanchez and received stellar defense all over the diamond, and the upstart Oakland Athletics avoided another playoff sweep by Detroit, beating the Tigers 2-0 Tuesday night in their AL division series.The A's cut their deficit in the best-of-five matchup to 2-1.Coco Crisp saved a likely home run...
Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff says the team will remove the tarps covering more than 11,000 seats from part of the upper deck at the Coliseum if the team advances to the AL championship series.
Wolff announced the decision to open up the third deck on the west side of the stadium Thursday before Oakland hosted the Detroit Tigers in the winner-take-all fifth game of the AL division...
TAKE IT BACK
In Sunday's Tigers-Athletics game, Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp dropped a fly ball to allow two Tigers runs to score. Crisp made up for that in spades on Tuesday night, robbing Prince Fielder of a home run to lead off the second inning. Crisp leapt at the wall and threw his glove over the fence, bringing back Fielder's fly ball that would have tied the game at one...
OAKLAND - The Oakland A's finally won a playoff elimination game on Tuesday night after losing their previous five. However, they face another elimination game on Wednesday, when the A's and A.J. Griffin take on hard-throwing right-hander Max Scherzer and the powerful Detroit Tigers. Chris Biderman previews the match-up.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Seth Smith, Coco Crisp and the never-say-die Oakland Athletics forced a Game 5 of their AL division series against the Detroit Tigers with their most memorable comeback yet.
Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off closer Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and Coco Crisp capped Oakland's most dramatic comeback yet with a two-out RBI single as the A'...
Oakland A's centerfielder Coco Crisp just made an absolutely ridiculous catch in game three of the ALDS against the Detroit Tigers.
Watch Crisp run a long way, and then make a leaping catch over the wall, to rob Prince Fielder of a game-tying homer:
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Coco Crisp already had the best nickname in baseball and on Tuesday night, he made the most impressive play in baseball's postseason.
Oakland pitcher Brett Anderson did not make many mistakes in his six-inning, two-hit outing in Game 3 of the American League Divisional Series, but one of them came in the second inning against Tigers' slugger Prince Fielder.
Did you know that the en masse celebration following a, uggh, walk-off win is referred to as a 'dogpile' in the MLB? A's second baseman Cliff Pennington just decided to avoid the whole thing...
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Last night, the Oakland Athletics stayed alive in their American League Divisional Series against the Detroit Tigers with a 2-0 victory in game three. One of the defining plays of the game came courtesy of Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp who robbed Tigers slugger Prince Fielder of a home run in the top of the second inning: Your browser does not support iframes. Game four...
Oakland's ability to work late-innings miracles means that the team will play in a winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday. The A's will have Jarrod Parker, the Game 1 starter, back on the mound against Detroit, taking on Tigers star Justin Verlander. Parker said he won't change much despite seeing the Tigers just last Saturday. "You go in with your game plan and...
Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp robbed Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder of a home run with an amazing catch during Tuesday night's ALDS Game 3 at the O.co Coliseum. It happened in the top of the second inning as Crisp perfectly timed his leap to make the catch at the top of the wall. Crisp's play was crucial in helping keep the Tigers off the scoreboard in the...
Tonight’s game three between the Tigers and Athletics features two starters that weren’t on their team’s active roster when the season began. But since Brett Anderson‘s absence was due to injury, it was Anibal Sanchez that has given us a full season’s worth of stats to digest and so he’ll be the subject of our inquiry. The fact that he’s given us stats all year isn’t...
Magglio Ordonez wasn't around Tuesday night.
Neither was anyone else for the Tigers at the plate.
Unlike the 2006 American League Championship Series, when the Tigers beat the Athletics on Ordonez's walk-off homer in Game 4, Detroit couldn't finish off a sweep. Brett Anderson returned from an injury to pitch six shutout innings in Oakland's 2-0 Game 3 victory.