3yA day after giving rookie catcher Derek Norris his first postseason start, A's manager Bob Melvin made one change to his lineup card, bringing in veteran backstop George Kottaras for Game 2 in Detroit.
3yCoco Crisp led off Game 1 with a home run and his numbers against Game 2 starter Doug Fister suggest he could provide a spark again.More: Instant Replay Neshek finds solace Postgame reaction
3yThe A's won't have time to sulk with a quick turnaround for a day game on Sunday. Not that they were too concerned with the loss, though.More: Instant Replay Neshek finds solace Postgame reaction
3yPat Neshek hasn't been with the A's that long. He joined the team on August 3, when he was acquired for cash considerations. Yet, his teammates are all rallying around him like compassionate brothers.
3yCoco Crisp drilled a leadoff home run but that was all the A's were able to muster off Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who struck out 11 A's batters over seven dominant innings to lift the Tigers to a 3-1 victory.
3yThe A's are back in the postseason for the first time since 2006, and their quest begins with Justin Verlander in Detroit. Follow the postseason baseball with In-Game Live!
3yThe A's are back in the playoffs! How will Jarrod Parker fare? Will the A's hit Justin Verlander? Get your Green and Gold on and join our fan chat!
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