Oct 8, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers outfielder Jhonny Peralta (right) celebrates with designated hitter Victor Martinez (41) after hitting a three-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning in game four of the American League divisional series at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers Links 10/9: Offensive Outburst Forces Game 5


 

Victor Martinez’s game-tying home run touched by fans – CBS Sports

Replays showed a fan (two fans, really) reached over the railing in right field and interfered with the ball. It not only looked like the ball might not have cleared the wall, but it looked like Josh Reddick may have even been able to catch it.

Tigers Force Game 5 – Fox Sports Detroit

Detroit, which had no hits through the first four innings, added three runs in the eighth on a wild pitch and a two-run double by Omar Infante that made it 8-4.

Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run single in the ninth, bringing the potential tying run to the plate, but Joaquin Benoit struck out Seth Smith to end it.

Resilient Tigers fight back to beat A’s in Game 4 of ALDS – Detroit News

Peralta’s home run in the fifth is the hit that changed the entire mood of Comerica Park, however.

It was his first home run since his 50-game suspension — his first since Aug. 3 , in fact — and certainly came at a needed time for the Tigers, who’d been thoroughly shut down till then.

A’s blow chance to move on to ALCS, fall 8-6 to Tigers - SFGate.com

Should the A’s fail to take Game 5 at home on Thursday, the memories that will linger from their 8-6 loss to the Tigers include: a terrible bases-loaded at-bat by Josh Reddick with no outs in the eighth; potential fan interference on a game-tying homer by Victor Martinez in the seventh; and a little flare by beleaguered Austin Jackson with two outs in the seventh.

Detroit Tigers’ heroes survive odd role, poor play, banishment to force Game 5 – MLive

Now, the A’s get to see Verlander again, after a Game 5 assured by some unlikely tales spun by one Tiger performing well outside his usual realm, one performing not well at all until the situation seemed dire, and one whom many think shouldn’t be playing at all.

A’s blow chance to eliminate Tigers – CSN Bay Area

Bartolo Colon is scheduled to start Game 5 for the A’s unless they decide to bring back rookie Sonny Gray, who would be on his normal four days’ rest. Gray outdueled Verlander at the Coliseum in a memorable Game 2 showdown that Oakland won 1-0.

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