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Detroit Tigers vs Oakland A's: Keys to Each Team Winning ALDS Game 4
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The Detroit Tigers' season will be on the line when Oakland and Detroit meet at Comerica Park on Tuesday for Game 4 of their American League Division Series with the A's holding a 2-1 series lead.

As MLB.com's Jane Lee tweeted, history is not on the Tigers' side: "Teams that go ahead, 2-1, in the Division Series have won it 35 out of 43 times."

But that doesn't mean that Detroit has no chance of forcing a series-deciding Game 5 back in Oakland, something that the A's would certainly prefer to avoid.

Let's take a look at the keys for each team in achieving its goals in the crucial Game 4 matchup.

 

*Unless otherwise noted, all statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.

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