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Tigers Lose 6-3 to Athletics, Trail ALDS 1-0

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Seth Smith finished 2-4 with one home run as the Tigers fell to Oakland, 6-3. The Tigers gave up home runs to three different players in the loss.

The Athletics got on the board first in the top of the third when Coco Crisp scored after an error. Tied 3-3 in the top of the fifth, the Athletics moved in front to stay when Brandon Moss hit a solo homer off Anibal Sanchez. Then Smith also went yard to drive in Yoenis Cespedes to make it 6-3 and chase Sanchez from the game.

Sanchez worked 4 1/3 innings to earn his first loss in the playoffs while allowing five runs on eight hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Jarrod Parker (1-0) got the victory after allowing three runs on five hits over five innings with one strikeout and one walk. Prince Fielder had standout at-bats for the Tigers, going 2 for 4 with a run. Victor Martinez also had a great game, going 1 for 4 with a double, a run, and an RBI. Crisp went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a run, an RBI, and a stolen base in the win.

The Tigers fall behind to start the ALDS after losing the first game. The Tigers will face off against the Athletics Tuesday in Game 2 of the ALDS at Comerica Park at 5:07 PM EDT.


Athletics Offense
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
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
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
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
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
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
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
A96.7J. Alvarez3.00.000.3303138
B+89.5J. Veras1.20.001.2023030
D62.4A. Sanchez4.110.382.31862101

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