At this point it is the worst kept secret in baseball. Brett Anderson is going to be taking the mound in Game 3 of the American League Division Series in Oakland.
Coco 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
The 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
Pat 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.
Coco 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.