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Tigers forced to game #5 with the A's

Oct 11th, 2012 - Sports News

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics rallied with three runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Detroit 4-3 and tie their AL Division Series at two games. After Seth Smith delivered a two-run double to tie the game, he scored the winning run on a Coco Crisp walkoff RBI single off ace Tigers closer Jose Valverde (val-VAYR'-day). The Tigers will send Justin Verlander to the mound for game #5 tonight at 9:37 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) —The New York Yankees used a pair of home runs by 40-year-old Raul Ibanez (rah-OOL' ih-BAHN'-yehz) in their 3-2, 12-inning win over Baltimore and a 2-1 lead in the AL Division Series. Pinch-hitting for Alex Rodriguez, Ibanez delivered a game-tying homer in the ninth and then a walkoff homer in the 12th.

WASHINGTON (AP)— The Washington Nationals are turning to lanky southpaw Ross Detwiler in a must-win game today in the Nation's Capital against St. Louis. The Cardinals took a 2-1 series lead by blanking the Nats 8-0 yesterday and give the ball to 16-game winner Kyle Lohse (lohsh) today.

CINCINNATI (AP) —It's Mat Latos (LAY'-tohs) for Cincinnati against Matt Cain of San Francisco in the decisive Game 5 of that NL Division Series today. The Giants have won the last two games, hitting three home runs in an 8-3 win over the Reds yesterday.

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