The A’s were on the brink of elimination going into Game 3 of the ALDS and turned all naysayers away with a huge 2-0 victory at home.
Oakland was outstanding in every aspect of the game: offensively, defensively and on the mound.
They kept Detroit from getting anything going at any point in the game and also scored runs when they needed to. It may not have been the biggest game in terms of runs on the scoreboard, but a win's a win, and the Oakland A’s needed a win.
The series now goes to 2-1 in favor of the Tigers, with the A’s playing at home for the remaining two games, if necessary. Now, Oakland has to come up with a big win in Game 4 to move the series to an enormous Game 5 to decided who goes on to the ALCS.
For now, though, let’s take a look at the grades for each team during Game 3.