Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics Game 3: Live Score, ALDS Analysis

Josh BerenterCorrespondent IOctober 9, 2012

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 09: Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics makes a catch at the wall in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 9, 2012 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Oakland Athletics came into tonight's American League Division Series Game 3 in a familiar situation.

With their backs against the wall.

After a roller-coaster regular season, the A's found themselves facing adversity yet again, down 2-0 to the Detroit Tigers. The unexpected AL West winners would have been eliminated from the playoffs if they didn't win Tuesday's Game 3, but the A's shutout the Tigers 2-0, and forced Game 4.

The Tigers still lead the series 2-1 and will try again on Wednesday night to close out the series, and advance to the ALCS.