The Tigers and A’s will play a deciding Game Five in their American League Division Series after Detroit held on to beat Oakland 8-6 last night at Comerica Park.
The Tigers offense returned as Jhonny Peralta hit a three-run homer.
Victor Martinez had a solo shot, and Omar Infante added a two-run double.
Game One winner Max Scherzer got the win in relief of starting pitcher Doug Fister.
Scherzer pitched his way out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the eighth without letting the A’s score.
The Tigers and the Athletics will take the field for the final game in the series tomorrow night in Oakland.
The Boston Red Sox are moving on to the American League Championship Series after a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game Four of the AL Division Series.
Shane Victorino singled in Jacoby Ellsbury in a two-run seventh inning and Dustin Pedroia added a sac-fly for insurance in the ninth as Boston won the best-of-five series three-games-to-one.
Koji Uehara got a four-out save for Boston, who will host Game One of the ALCS on Saturday.
The Sox will face either the Oakland Athletics or Detroit Tigers, who play a deciding Game Five of their ALDS on Thursday.
After edging Pittsburgh 2-1 on Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals will host the Pirates in a decisive Game 5 matchup in the NLDS tonight.
Cards’ ace Adam Wainwright will battle Pirates rookie Gerrit Cole for the right to play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS.
Wainwright limited Pittsburgh to just one run on three hits in a Game 1 rout on Thursday, but Cole and the Pirates responded with a 7-1 win as the rookie held the Cards to just one run on two hits over six innings in Game 2.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports