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Ideally, Jim Leyland would have everybody hug it out and play ball.
Just as Detroit's Justin Verlander and Coco Crisp of Oakland did on the field for Monday's workout day ahead of their teams' Game 3 in the AL division series Tuesday. The Tigers lead 2-0 and are one win from advancing to a second straight AL championship series.
Leyland insists reliever Al Alburquerque meant no ill will toward the Athletics when he fielded Yoenis Cespedes' ninth-inning comebacker and quickly kissed the ball before throwing to first. Yet the manager disagreed with the display.
''Everybody always says I'm from the old school, so I'd have probably hugged it first,'' Leyland joked. ''I don't think it was the right thing to do. I will sit here today and I will not try to defend it. I will say that I can assure everybody, including the Oakland A's, Al Alburquerque did nothing intentionally to offend the Oakland A's. A lot of emotion is shown i...
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Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque entered Sunday’s tied Game Two of the ALDS against the A’s with runners on first and third. He precisely got the A’s third hitter Yoenis Cespedes to ground back to the box for the third out. Obviously a little pumped up and grateful that he got a weak ground ball, Alburquerque showed his emotions by kissing the baseball before flipping it...
DETROIT (AP) -- A dropped fly, two wild pitches and a little smooch for the baseball by a relieved reliever.
Then Don Kelly brought it all to an end with a simple fly ball.
Kelly scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, then hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth that lifted the Detroit Tigers over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Sunday for a 2...
DETROIT -- Don Kelly scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, then hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth that lifted the Detroit Tigers over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Sunday for a 2-0 lead in their AL playoff series. Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera doubled twice for the Tigers, hit a fly ball that resulted in a two-run error and later singled...
With the Oakland A's down two games to none to the Detroit Tigers in the AL Division Series after a 5-4 loss Sunday, they return home with their top starter, Brett Anderson, likely to go in Game 3 on Tuesday. Manager Bob Melvin said that the A's would not make it official until Monday because they want to be sure Anderson is feeling entirely ready, but the team also wants...
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DETROIT -- Don Kelly hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to score Omar Infante, giving the Detroit Tigers a walkoff 5-4 victory over Oakland Athletics on Sunday and a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five division playoff series. Kelly had scored the tying run in the Tigers' eighth-inning rally that tied the game at 4-4. The series moves to Oakland, where the Tigers can...
Coco Crisp made a leaping grab in center field to rob Prince Fielder of a likely home run and back Brett Anderson's scoreless start, and the Oakland Athletics led the Detroit Tigers 1-0 through three innings Tuesday night in Game 3 of their AL division series.
Detroit led the best-of-five matchup 2-0.
Trying to avoid a sweep and extend Oakland's season at least one more...
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...
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...
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...