Grading Each Oakland A's Player's Performance in the 2013 Divisional Round

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Grading Each Oakland A's Player's Performance in the 2013 Divisional Round
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Who gets a high-five and who gets left on the bench?

The Oakland A's lost Game 5 of the ALDS, and while guys like Yoenis Cespedes and Grant Balfour earned themselves a high grade, too many of the other A's players earned a C or lower.

Of course when that happens, losses happen.

The series overall was quite close. Game 1 featured a tight one, with the Detroit Tigers coming out on top 3-2. The A's answered in Game 2, beating Justin Verlander 1-0. The offense picked up a bit in Game 3, netting Oakland a 6-3 win. But in Game 4, Detroit tied it up by winning 8-6.

Close, until Game 5 of course.

That's when Justin Verlander dominated the A's for the second consecutive ALDS Game 5.

Many of the A's hitters had strong grades until facing Verlander for the second time in the series. Once that happened, it was all downhill. Find out which A's earned "A's" and which failed.

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