Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics: Team Grades from ALDS Game 2

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Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics: Team Grades from ALDS Game 2
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Saturday night's ADLS Game 1 between the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics was everything it was advertised to be. In this 3-1 Tigers victory, two hard-throwing hurlers (Justin Verlander and Jarrod Parker) dominated the action.

Sunday’s second ALDS game between the Tigers and A’s was quite the opposite.

This pivotal matchup saw A’s rookie Tommy Milone—a crafty, strike-throwing left-hander, battle the Tigers' towering and equally creative veteran righty Doug Fister.

Place both hurlers in the spacious Comerica Park and sprinkle in sub-50-degree temps, and this game had all the makings of a low-scoring affair.

And it was.

That is, until the bullpens took over.

Thus, what began as stellar starts by Milone and Fister ended with a loud, game-winning sacrifice fly off the bat of Detroit utility man Don Kelly.

Here are team grades from the Tigers' wild 5-4 victory over Oakland.

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