Posted October 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
Jarrod Parker pitched well enough to keep Oakland in the game against Detroit. Trying to field his position proved costly to the Athletics. Parker's error allowed the Tigers to score a go-ahead run in the third inning of a 3-1 win over the A's Saturday night in Game 1 of their AL division series. The right-handed rookie scooped Quintin Berry's dribbler down the first base line with his glove. It looked as if he then attempted to flip it to first baseman Brandon Moss - a converted outfielder - and found out too late his teammate wasn't on the bag. Berry was safe at first and Omar Infante scored to give Detroit a 2-1 lead in the closely contested opener of the five-game series. Parker appeared dumbfounded that Moss didn't aggressively charge the grounder or cover first to await a throw. Game 2 is Saturday, about 15 hours after the final out of Game 1, at Comerica Park before the series shifts to Oakland. Parker gave up three runs - two earned - and seven hit...
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