Tigers-A's stat pack

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Tigers-A's stat pack
October 9, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Justin Verlander is 2-0 with a 0.39 ERA in three postseason starts against the A's the past two years. (USATSI)

Editor's note: Get the in-depth numbers behind Game 5 of the ALDS between the A's and Tigers with our stat pack

Justin Verlander in potential clinch games:
2012 ALDS Game 5 at Oak:  CG, 4 Hits, 11 K's, Win
 
Home team in Game 5 of Division Series since 1995:
9-13

Last 5
2013 NLDS                Cardinals defeated Pirates
2012 ALDS                A's lost to Tigers
2012 ALDS                Yankees defeated Orioles
2012 NLDS                Reds lost to Giants
2012 NLDS                Nationals lost to Cardinals
 
Josh Donaldson
                                                     2012                           2013
                                                AVG     OPS                  AVG    OPS
Reg Season                              .241     .687                 .301    .883
Postseason                              .294     .686                 .176    .399
 
Sonny Gray this season at Coliseum (including postseason):
Starts                                 7
Rec                                  3-1
ERA                                 1.66
Opp Avg                          .193
WHIP                               0.90
HR                                    3
*A's Record: 5-2
 
Lowest home ERA this season (including postseason)
Jose Fernandez                        MIA                 1.19
Clayton Kershaw                      LAD                1.47
Francisco Liriano                      PIT                 1.56
Sonny Gray                              OAK                1.66
Stephen Strasburg                   WSH                1.73
*Min 7 Starts
 
Miguel Cabrera postseason vs. A's:
                                  2012                    2013
Games                          5                           4
AVG                           .250                      .250
H-AB                          5-20                    4-16
HR                                0                           0
Doubles                        2                           0
RBI                                1                           1
Walks                            1                           0
 
Tigers in potential clinch games since 2006:
5-3
vs A's:
2-2

The A's have blown leads in potential clinching games in five Division Series since 2000
2001    Game 5 at NYY                      Led 2-0 in 2nd, Lost 3-5
2002    Game 4 at MIN                      Led 2-0 in 3rd, Lost 2-11
2003    Game 4 at Bos                       Led 4-3 in 8th, Lost 4-5
2003    Game 5 vs Bos                       Led 1-0 in 4th, Lost 3-4
2013    Game 4 at Det                       Led 3-0 in 5th & 4-3 in 7th, Lost 6-8

A's in Game 5 of Division Series since 2000
2000    vs Yankees                     Lost
2001    at Yankees                     Lost
2002    vs Twins                        Lost
2003    vs Red Sox                     Lost
2012    vs Tigers                        Lost

Justin Verlander vs. A's in postseason the past two years
Starts:                  3
Record:               2-0
Innings:              23
Earned runs:        1
Strikeouts:           33
ERA:                   0.39

This Season in Starts following an A's Loss
                Sonny Gray        Bartolo Colon
Starts            4                            13
Rec            3-0                          9-2
ERA           1.13                         2.90

Since Aug. 24 (39-game span), A's have only lost back-to-back game once (Sept. 24 & 25 at Angels)

 

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