A's vs. Tigers ALDS Game 4
Coco Crisp got the A's out to a fast start, leading off with a triple and scoring on a single by Jed Lowrie for a 1-0 A's lead.
Dan Straily made his postseason debut after he went 10-8 with a 3.96 ERA and 124 strikeouts to 57 walks in his second MLB season.
Doug Fister was 2-2 with a 2.97 ERA in six postseason games -- five starts -- entering Tuesday.
Jed Lowrie was hitless in the series entering Game 4, but knocked in the first three Oakland runs with an RBI single in the first and a two-run home run in the fifth.
Miguel Caberera was 3-for-12 with three singles through the first three games of the series, and his abdominal issue has clearly slowed him down.
Yoenis Cespedes was unable to bring back a three-run home run off the bat of Jhonny Peralta that tied the game at three.
Bob Melvin argued that a fan interfered with Josh Reddick's ability to take back a game-tying home run from Victor Martinez in the seventh inning. But the umpiring crew ruled that the home run should stand after a replay review.
Down 5-4 in the eighth, the A's wasted a chance with the bases loaded and no outs -- with Josh Reddick chasing ball four for the first out of the inning -- as the Tigers forced a decisive Game 5 back in Oakland Thursday.