The Detroit Tigers defeated the Oakland A’s last night to force a deciding Game 5 in their baseball playoff series. The two teams will face off Thursday in Oakland.
Detroit baseball fans have been waiting for the Tigers offense to show itself during this playoff series against the Oakland A’s. During first 3 games of the series, the Tigers scored a combined 6 runs.
Last night, it showed up. The Tigers erupted for eight runs.
“You know we kept battling away, battling away and we finally got a couple huge hits,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said after the game.
In the end, the Tigers outlasted the A’s last night at Comerica Park, 8 to 6 to even up their American League Division Series at two games apiece.
The winner of Thursday’s game will play for the American League championship.
“This is really a good series,” says Leyland, “I’m sure (Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig) is happy it’s going five.”
The winner of Game Five on Thursday will play for the American League championship.