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article imageMLB: Athletics shut out Tigers to force Game 4 in ALDS

By Matt Harding     Oct 10, 2012 in Sports
Oakland - In what was a battle of the pitchers, the Oakland A's came away with a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the third game of the American League Division Series.
The A's came into the third game of the ALDS down two games in the series against the Tigers. They left the game having shut out the Tigers, coming away with a 2-0 victory.
The game, a classic pitcher's duel, saw very little hitting. A's starter Brett Anderson struck out six in six innings, giving up just two hits and two walks. Relievers Ryan Cook, Sean Doolittle and Grant Balfour followed Anderson, allowing only two hits among them in the remaining three innings. Doolittle, who came in during the eighth inning, struck out the side.
The A's didn't have much more offense than the Tigers, who only saw hits from Jhonny Peralta (2), Delmon Young and Miguel Cabrera. However, their five hits did the job. Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez's first inning saw a single, walk and another single, scoring the first run of the game. Seth Smith hit a solo home run off of Sanchez in the fifth.
That was all the action for either team.
They play Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. EST at the Oakland Coliseum. The Tigers send Max Scherzer to the mound to face A.J. Griffin.
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