Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker continue to pitch well as Detroit leads Oakland 2-0 after six innings Thursday in game five of the American League Division Series.
Parker gave up the only two runs of the game in the third inning when Austin Jackson drove in Omar Infante with an RBI double and later scored from third on a wild pitch by Parker. Parker has struck out five in six innings and allowed just two baserunners since the third inning.
Infante singled and stole second with one out in the fifth, but Parker struck out Jackson and got Quintin Berry to pop out to end the inning.
Verlander has given up just two hits and one walk while striking out eight in six innings. Oakland had a baserunner in the fifth when Brandon Moss singled with two outs, but Verlander struck out Derek Norris.
Verlander has thrown 88 pitches through six and Parker has thrown 70.