ALDS Game 1 -- Tigers vs. Athletics
Tigers and Athletics face off in Game 1 of ALDS
Game 1 was the fourth all-time post season meeting between these two clubs. Oakland won the regular season series against Detroit this season winning four of the seven match ups. Going into the game the Tigers had lost 11 of their last 16 road playoff games. And Oakland has not fared well either, having lost seven of its last nine playoff games.
Detroit strikes first
Tigers' Center fielder Austin Jackson scored first after third basemen Miguel Cabrera singled into center field during the first inning.
Tigers keep rolling
Later in the first inning Detroit Tigers first basemen Prince Fielder grounded into a double play to score right fielder Torii Hunter.
For good measure
Detroit tacked on another run for good measure when catcher Alex Avila hit a RBI-single to bring in designated hitter, Victor Martinez to finish out the first inning.
Tigers 3, Athletics 0
Athletics' Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon began the night on the wrong foot after giving up three scores in the first inning alone.
Max Scherzer in total control
Through five innings Detroit's starting pitcher Max Scherzer was nearly perfect after surrendering just one hit to Oakland.
Bartolo finds groove, then quickly looses it
After giving up four hits in the first inning Bartolo Colon surrendered just three hits in the next four innings. However, things quickly went sour when Colon gave up three hits and a near score in the sixth inning.
Tigers get greedy
While at second base Victor Martinez tried to make a big play after second basemen Omar Infante singled. The gamble failed as the slow footed Martinez was thrown out at home plate in the sixth inning.
A's narrow gap
In the bottom of the seventh inning left fielder Yoenis Cespedes homered and scored designated hitter Brandon Moss to narrow the gap. Detroit led 3-2 at the end of the inning.
A's fall 3-2 in Game 1
The Oakland A's managed just three hits and two runs while striking out 14 times against the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the ALDS.