Athletics Get 6-3 Win Over Tigers, Lead ALDS 1-0

Automated InsightsOctober 7, 2013

Grant Balfour closed it out in the ninth as Oakland defeated Detroit, 6-3. Three different Athletics went deep in the win.

The Athletics opened the scoring in the top of the third when Coco Crisp scored after an error. In the top of the fifth with the game knotted at 3-3, the Athletics took the lead for good when Brandon Moss went deep off Anibal Sanchez for a solo home run. Shortly after that, Seth Smith also took one out of the park, sending home Yoenis Cespedes to make the score 6-3 and knock Sanchez out of the game.

Jarrod Parker lasted five innings and notched his first victory in these playoffs after he surrendered three runs on five hits with one strikeout and one walk. Balfour got his first save of the postseason after one inning of work striking out one and walking one. After allowing six runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and two walks, Sanchez (0-1) was charged with the loss. Crisp led the way in the batter's box for the Athletics, going 3 for 4 with two doubles, a run, an RBI, and a stolen base. Smith also contributed, going 2 for 4 with a home run, a run, and two RBIs. Prince Fielder went 2 for 4 with a run in the loss.

The Athletics start the ALDS up 1-0. The Athletics will face the Tigers Tuesday in Game 2 of the ALDS at Comerica Park at 5:07 PM EDT.


Athletics Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A+ 98.0 C. Crisp CF 4 3 1 0 1 0 0
A 94.5 S. Smith DH 4 2 1 1 2 0 1
A- 90.1 S. Vogt C 2 1 1 0 0 1 1
B+ 87.5 J. Reddick RF 4 1 1 1 1 0 1
B 86.1 B. Moss 1B 4 1 1 1 1 1 3
B 84.3 J. Donaldson 3B 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
C- 70.0 Y. Cespedes LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 2
C- 70.0 D. Norris PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D 62.0 E. Sogard 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
F 56.0 J. Lowrie SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 3


Tigers Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A- 90.0 P. Fielder 1B 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
B 86.4 T. Hunter RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0
B 86.1 V. Martinez DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 0
C 75.7 J. Peralta LF 4 1 0 0 2 0 1
C 74.7 O. Infante 2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 73.7 M. Cabrera 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 73.0 A. Avila C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
C 72.0 A. Jackson CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
D 65.0 J. Iglesias SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0


Athletics Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A- 90.8 D. Otero 2.0 0.00 1.00 2 1 0 20
B+ 89.7 S. Doolittle 1.0 0.00 1.00 0 1 1 14
B+ 89.7 G. Balfour 1.0 0.00 1.00 0 1 1 21
C 76.9 J. Parker 5.0 5.40 1.20 5 1 1 73


Tigers Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 96.7 J. Alvarez 3.0 0.00 0.33 0 3 1 38
B+ 89.5 J. Veras 1.2 0.00 1.20 2 3 0 30
D 62.4 A. Sanchez 4.1 10.38 2.31 8 6 2 101