Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 10/4/13
The autumn winds are blowing in Detroit and after finishing off the regular season by getting no-hit by Henderson Alvarez of the Miami Marlins it’s time for postseason baseball. And for the second straight year — and the fourth time ever — the Tigers and A’s will square off in the postseason. With these two teams and their familiarity playing each other when it counts the most, it should be an interesting series. The Tigers have beaten the A’s the last two times they played them in the postseason with a sweep in the 2006 ALCS and a memorable five games in last year’s ALDS. In fact, the A’s haven’t knocked the Tigers out of the playoffs since Al Kaline was still sporting a Tigers’ uniform back in 1972 during the start of the Oakland dynasty. But how do the current Athletics and Tigers stack up? Lets take a look at a position-by-position for these two teams and see who holds the advantage going into the ALDS. Catcher Alex Avila has had a tale of two different seasons. In the first hal...
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