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.
Anderson made only six starts this season after recovering from Tommy John surgery and hadn't pitched since straining an oblique muscle on Sept. 19 at Comerica Park. Oakland manager Bob Melvin gambled that Anderson wouldn't be rusty after the long layoff, and the move paid off perfectly.
"You have to tip your hat to him -- he pitched really well," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "Bob Melvin's pretty smart. If he had any doubt at all, he wouldn't have pitched Anderson in this game, so I'm not surprised at all that he did a great job."
Detroit managed only four hits, including two in the final seven innings -- a broken-bat...