3yAfter starting rookies twice in Detroit, the As have the benefit of veteran-by-comparison Brett Anderson starting a must-win Game 3. And manager Bob Melvin said the kid gloves are off when it comes to his young lefty.
3yDown 0-2 in a best-of-five series following two losses in Detroit, the As clubhouse is as loose as its been all year with players optimistic that by taking it one game at a time, this team can defy the odds.
3yIf the A's are able to sweep the Tigers and advance to the ALCS, the upper deck tarp, in place since 2006, will come down according to a report.
3yThe As had their hearts broken in Detroit. And having broken so many, they enter Tuesdays first fly-or-cry game in this American League Division Series against Detroit with their usual world view.
3yA's skipper Bob Melvin will send Brett Anderson to the mound in Game 3 and A.J. Griffin to the hill Wednesday should there be a Game 4 in Oakland.
3yThe A's have had so much success with a nothing to lose attitude. But down 0-2 in their playoff series with the Tigers, the A's now have a lot to lose with just one more loss.
3ySome A's players were not pleased with a certain gesture made by reliever Al Alburquerque in Oakland's walk-off loss to the Tigers in Game 2.
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