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ALDS Game 2: Tigers win 5-4 on walk-off sacrifice fly, take 2-0 series lead

A walk-off sacrifice fly by Don Kelly gave the Tigers a 5-4 win and a 2-0 series lead over the Athletics.

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Don Kelly relishes being hero after walk-off win

Detroit Tigers utility man Don Kelly was relishing his role as the hero after Sunday night's walk-off win over the Oakland Athletics.


A's players not happy with Al Alburquerque's kiss

Before throwing the ball to first base for the last out in the top of the ninth inning, Tigers pitcher Al Alburquerque opted to give it a little smooch. A's players weren't too happy about it after the game.


Tigers win 5-4 on Sunday, lead A's 2-0 in ALDS

The Detroit Tigers have a 2-0 lead over the Oakland Athletics in the ALDS after Sunday afternoon's 5-4 comeback victory at Comerica Park.


Tigers, Athletics tied through 6 innings in Game 2

Looking to kick off the ALDS by winning both games at home, the Detroit Tigers are tied 1-1 with the Oakland Athletics through six innings on Sunday afternoon. After getting a quality start from ace Justin Verlander in Game 1, Doug Fister has pitched quite well for the Tigers so far in Game 2.

Through six innings on Sunday, Fister has allowed just one run on five hits with a Verlander-esque eight strikeouts. Oakland's Tom Milone has mostly matched him so far, though, allowing one run on five hits with six strikeouts through his first six frames.

The A's initially took the lead in the top of the third on a RBI single from Yoenis Cespedes, but the Tigers matched in the bottom of the third when Miguel Cabrera scored on a groundout by Delmon Young. Cabrera has powered Detroit's offense so far with a pair of doubles off Milone.


Tigers make two changes to Game 2 lineup

Lineups for Game 2 of the American League Division Series between the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics at 12:07 p.m. Sunday have been announced, and the Tigers have two changes. With left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone on the mound for Oakland, rookie Avisail Garcia will start in place of Quintin Berry. In addition, Gerald Laird will start at catcher for Alex Avila, who homered in Saturday's game.


1. CF Austin Jackson (R)

2. 2B Omar Infante (R)

3. 3B Miguel Cabrera (R)

4. 1B Prince Fielder (L)

5. DH Delmon Young (R)

6. SS Jhonny Peralta (R)

7. LF Andy Dirks (L)

8. RF Avisail Garcia (R)

9. C Gerald Laird (R)


1. CF Coco Crisp (S)

2. SS Stephen Drew (L)

3. LF Yoenis Cespedes (R)

4. 1B Brandon Moss (L)

5. RF Josh Reddick (L)

6. 3B Josh Donaldson (R)

7. DH Seth Smith (L)

8. C George Kottaras (L)

9. 2B Cliff Pennington (S)


Doug Fister tries to pitch Detroit to 2-0 lead

The Tigers take on the Athletics in Game 2 of the American League Division Series at noon Sunday.

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