The ALDS takes center stage tonight, as the A’s and Red Sox are one win from sending the Rays and Tigers home for the fall.
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Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers (5:07 PM ET)
Pitching Match-up: OAK: Dan Straily (10-8, 3.96 ERA) vs DET: Doug Fister (14-9, 3.67 ERA)
With two straight wins, the A’s have taken command of the series against the Tigers. With a win tonight, Dan Straily can send the A’s to their second ALCS in the Billy Beane Moneyball era. Oakland is 5-1 in Straily’s last 6 starts. [sc:MLB240banner ]
The Tigers batters were outslugged by the less-heralded bats of the A’s. Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder must show up in Game 4 of a series in which they have combined for just one RBI.
Doug Fister will be on the mound for Detroit; the under is 4-1 in his last 5 starts overall.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays (8:37 PM ET)
Pitching Match-up: BOS: Jake Peavy (12-5, 4.17 ERA) vs TB: Jeremy Hellickson (12-10, 5.17 ERA)
The Rays have now won three straight elimination games. But after pulling one game back from the Red Sox, taking two more will be a tough task. Only seven teams have come back from an 0-2 deficit to win an LDS. The Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
Boston wants to avoid taking the series to a do-or-die game, where the Rays have proven themselves capable. They’ll send midseason acquisition Jake Peavy to the mound to end the series in Tampa. The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 meetings with the Rays.[sc:MLB490banner ]
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