The A's had the second best record in the AL during the regular season, but they will play underdogs to Justin Verlander, Triple Crown-winner Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers.
Brett Anderson is on the A's active ALDS roster, giving every indication he'll be ready to take the mound against the Tigers.
All the key facts headed into the ALDS series can be found here, complete with analysis from Insider Casey Pratt. Who has the edge?
Brett Anderson, who hasn't pitched since he injured his oblique in Detroit 20 days ago, will make his return to the field in the postseason.