The A's lost, but they deserved the crowd's postgame applause. The dream season is over, however, it won't soon be forgotten by fans or players.More: Ratto: Oakland rekindles love affair Postgame video
The whiffs continued to plague the A's, as Justin Verlander racked up 11 over nine shutout innings to lead the Tigers to a 6-0 win that ends Oakland's dream season.
Justin Verlander is the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young award-winner so he tends to get a large strike zone. Bob Melvin said he hopes his pitchers receive the same treatment from Game 5 home plate umpire Wally Bell.
Only eight teams in the history of MLB have come back from a 2-0 deficit in a best of five series. Are the A's to set up to do it again?