Oakland Athletics: 5 Biggest Matchups in ALDS Game 3 vs. Detroit Tigers

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Oakland Athletics: 5 Biggest Matchups in ALDS Game 3 vs. Detroit Tigers
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The A's will need a great outing from Anderson to stay alive

After a pair of frustrating games in Detroit, the A's return to Oakland facing elimination in Game 3.

While the team is down, they are certainly not out. The format of the American League Division Series (2-3 road/home) has not been very popular, but it provides the A's the chance to do what home field is designed for: hold serve at home and advance.

To do so, they are going to have to win Game 3. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Brett Anderson is slated to get the ball for Tuesday's game. He could provide a big boost for Oakland, but his presence alone will not be the tonic needed to extend the series against the Tigers.

Here are the five biggest matchups for the A's against Detroit in Game 3.

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