Tonight’s ALDS Game 5 between the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics will be a rematch of the Game 2 that ended 1-0 in favor of the A’s. For Justin Verlander this is familiar territory – he shut down Oakland on the road in Game 5 of the ALDS last year, throwing a complete game shutout. The elimination game will be a new experience for rookie Sonny Gray, but he didn’t show anything in the way of nerves five days ago when the Detroit offense came up with just four hits and two walks (against nine strikeouts) in his eight innings of work.
Five days ago we saw perhaps the best pitchers’ duel of this postseason. Will we see a repeat performance, or will the offenses figure something the second time around?
ALDS Game 5: Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics – 8:00 PM ET
O.co Coliseum – Oakland, CA
Radio: 97.1 FM in Detroit (click for affiliates)
Weather Forecast: 68 degrees, sunny.
Game 4 Recaps:
Probable Lineups and Starting Pitchers
- 1. Austin Jackson, CF (R)
- 2. Torii Hunter, RF (R)
- 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B (R)
- 4. Prince Fielder, 1B (L)
- 5. Victor Martinez, DH (S)
- 6. Jhonny Peralta, SS (R)
- 7. Alex Avila, C (L)
- 8. Omar Infante, 2B (R)
- 9. Don Kelly, LF (L)
- SP. Justin Verlander, RHP