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.
It was Jim Leyland's Tigers that drafted Bob Melvin. That was 1981. In 2012, they'll look to out-maneuver each other from opposing dugouts.
Despite the 94-win regular season, some consider the A's the underdogs in the first round series against the 88-win Tigers. Detroit is not falling for it.
Insider Casey Pratt takes a stab at predicting Bob Melvin's postseason roster and the ALDS Game 1 lineup against the Tigers in Detroit.