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
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