Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics Game 5: Live Score, ALDS Analysis

Robert Knapel@@RobertKnapel_BRCorrespondent IOctober 11, 2012

A spot in the ALCS is on the line tonight as the Detroit Tigers face off against the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS.

The series began with the Tigers taking two tight games at home before it shifted to Oakland. It was another close one in Game 3 as the Athletics won 2-0 to keep the series alive. Following their comeback win yesterday—during which they scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth—the series is now going to Game 5.

At this point, the Athletics have all of the momentum to keep their magical season alive, but to do so, they are going to have to face a tough Tigers team that has their ace on the mound. It should make for yet another close, low-scoring game in this series.


Starting Pitchers

Detroit: Justin Verlander - 17-8, 2.64 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 239 K

Oakland: Jarrod Parker - 13-8, 3.47 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 140 K


Starting Lineups

Detroit: Austin Jackson CF, Quintin Berry LF, Miguel Cabrera 3B, Prince Fielder 1B, Delmon Young DH, Andy Dirks RF, Alex Avila C, Omar Infante 2B (via Detroit Tigers)

Oakland: Coco Crisp CF, Stephen Drew SS, Yoenis Cespedes LF, Seth Smith DH, Josh Reddick RF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Brandon Moss 1B, Derek Norris C, Cliff Pennington 2B (via Oakland Athletics)

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Final Score: Tigers 6, Athletics 0