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

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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
A+98.0C. CrispCF4310100
A94.5S. SmithDH4211201
A-90.1S. VogtC2110011
B+87.5J. ReddickRF4111101
B86.1B. Moss1B4111113
B84.3J. Donaldson3B4100010
C-70.0Y. CespedesLF5110002
C-70.0D. NorrisPH1000001
D62.0E. Sogard2B4000000
F56.0J. LowrieSS5000003

Tigers Offense
A-90.0P. Fielder1B4210000
B86.4T. HunterRF3110010
B86.1V. MartinezDH4110100
C75.7J. PeraltaLF4100201
C74.7O. Infante2B4100000
C73.7M. Cabrera3B4100000
C73.0A. AvilaC3000011
C72.0A. JacksonCF3000012
D65.0J. IglesiasSS3000000

Athletics Pitching
A-90.8D. Otero2.00.001.0021020
B+89.7S. Doolittle1.00.001.0001114
B+89.7G. Balfour1.00.001.0001121
C76.9J. Parker5.05.401.2051173

Tigers Pitching
A96.7J. Alvarez3.00.000.3303138
B+89.5J. Veras1.20.001.2023030
D62.4A. Sanchez4.110.382.31862101

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