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

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Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics: 5 Biggest Matchups for ALDS Game 5
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The never-say-die Oakland Athletics have forced an improbable fifth and deciding game in their American League Division Series with the Detroit Tigers.

Having made full use of their home-field advantage, the A's now have the opportunity to advance to the ALCS. 

Standing in their way is Tigers ace Justin Verlander and a Detroit team and rife with experience.

Here are five matchups to keep an eye on as we find out who will play on and who will go home.

*Statistics via baseball-reference.com

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