Tigers vs. A's: ALDS Game 4 Video Highlights
The Oakland Athletics' magic continued Wednesday night with a three-run rally in the ninth inning to beat the Detroit Tigers, 4-3.
Josh Reddick led off the inning with a single through the right side, followed by a ground-rule double from Josh Donaldson.
With runners on second and third, Seth Smith hit a bases-clearing double, tying the game at three.
It could have ended there, but Jose Valverde couldn't pitch himself out of the jam. After striking out Cliff Pennington, he could have lived to fight another day. Instead, Coco Crisp decided to play hero.
Crisp drove home Smith, completing the comeback and forcing these two squads to play one decisive game.
Valverde's blown save ruined an excellent start from Max Scherzer. With an ALCS berth on the line, the pressure falls squarely on Detroit's shoulders on Thursday.
Game 5 will begin at 9:30 p.m. ET. Detroit will send Justin Verlander to the bump, while the Athletics turn to rookie Jarrod Parker to do the unthinkable.
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