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MLB : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 10/10/2012Line$ LineOU LineScore
-1.5  +140

+1.5  -160



DETROIT (90 - 75) at OAKLAND (95 - 70)
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Wednesday, 10/10/2012 9:35 PM
AL Division Series - Best of 5 - Game 4 - DET Leads 2-1
Board OpeningLatest
931DETROIT-105Ov 7,-110-105Ov 7,-110
932OAKLAND-105Un 7,-110-105Un 7,-110
DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games90-75-10.868-884.40.2670.3294.10.2550.311
Road Games38-44-14.431-454.10.2570.3204.20.2600.317
vs Right-handed Starters63-49-2.347-594.60.2700.3304.00.2530.308
Past 7 Games5-2+2.81-52.70.2460.2922.10.2340.320
Grass Games86-72-11.267-824.50.2680.3304.10.2570.313
Night Games52-49-11.145-504.50.2740.3364.20.2600.315
Playoff games2-1+11-22.70.2340.2732.30.1980.277
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games4.40.2670.329165557014894851640.03701516113160114018199130133
Road Games4.10.2570.320822809722226710.033232606263858597456364
Righty Starters4.60.2700.330112379710263291190.0349634174955775115738877
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games3.781.312464.32141954324817743826-23411573.2%
Road Games4.291.424203.71069719827921997-1422678.6%

OAKLAND - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games95-70+36.571-884.40.2370.3063.80.2450.303
Home Games50-30+20.635-444.20.2350.3103.50.2310.288
vs Right-handed Starters63-41+3138-644.20.2370.3073.30.2410.296
Past 7 Games5-2+3.52-54.40.2310.3112.70.2370.278
Grass Games88-66+31.266-844.30.2380.3083.80.2460.304
Night Games65-42+31.844-604.30.2390.3073.50.2430.299
Playoff games1-2-11-22.30.1980.2772.70.2340.273
OAKLAND - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games4.40.2370.306165561813324981980.0468256014141241114118114139100
Home Games4.20.2350.310802661626220900.033252906467354153536552
Righty Starters4.20.2370.30710434908263081150.034173538308670971619060
OAKLAND - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games2.931.167519.31841693964521048030-15481773.8%
Home Games2.651.11226888791962410225020-322775.9%
DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/26/2012PORCELLO(R)KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R)5-4W-1508.5 unO9611050
9/27/2012FISTER(R)KANSAS CITYMENDOZA(R)5-4W-2108.5 evO840635
9/28/2012SMYLY(L)@ MINNESOTADIAMOND(L)2-4L-1308.5 unU651462
9/29/2012VERLANDER(R)@ MINNESOTAWALTERS(R)6-4W-2508 evO851691
9/30/2012SANCHEZ(R)@ MINNESOTAHENDRIKS(R)2-1W-1609 unU76010110
10/1/2012PORCELLO(R)@ KANSAS CITYCHEN(L)6-3W-1259 unP1481981
10/2/2012FISTER(R)@ KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R)2-4L-1258.5 unU660982
10/3/2012SCHERZER(R)@ KANSAS CITYMENDOZA(R)1-0W1008.5 evU7706110
10/6/2012VERLANDER(R)OAKLANDPARKER(R)3-1W-1857.5 unU740471
10/7/2012FISTER(R)OAKLANDMILONE(L)5-4W-1557.5 ovO11100981
10/9/2012SANCHEZ(R)@ OAKLANDANDERSON(L)0-2L1207 ovU440540

OAKLAND - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/26/2012PARKER(R)@ TEXASPEREZ(L)9-3W1159.5 evO1691581
9/27/2012BLACKLEY(L)@ TEXASHARRISON(L)7-9L1879 ovO11421460
9/28/2012GRIFFIN(R)SEATTLEBEAVAN(R)8-2W-1907.5 unO760682
9/29/2012STRAILY(R)SEATTLEVARGAS(L)7-4W-1557.5 unO1052550
9/30/2012MILONE(L)SEATTLERAMIREZ(L)5-2W-1907.5 evU6501180
10/1/2012PARKER(R)TEXASPEREZ(L)4-3W-1358 unU980650
10/2/2012BLACKLEY(L)TEXASHARRISON(L)3-1W+1508 unU632542
10/3/2012GRIFFIN(R)TEXASDEMPSTER(R)12-5W-1057.5 unO116111103
10/6/2012PARKER(R)@ DETROITVERLANDER(R)1-3L1757.5 unU471740
10/7/2012MILONE(L)@ DETROITFISTER(R)4-5L1457.5 ovO98111100
10/9/2012ANDERSON(L)DETROITSANCHEZ(R)2-0W-1307 ovU540440
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (DETROIT-OAKLAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Tigers-Athletics Preview* ==========================


Detroit (88-74) at Oakland (94-68), 9:37 p.m. EDT

Max Scherzer spent the final weeks of the regular season dealing with injuries, but Jim Leyland has proclaimed that his right-hander is healthy and ready to go.

The Detroit Tigers manager is hoping to see another strong outing from Scherzer as his team tries again to close out the Oakland Athletics in Game 4 of their AL division series Wednesday night.

Scherzer lasted only two innings in his previous matchup with Oakland on Sept. 18 because of fatigue in his right shoulder. He went five innings in a loss to Minnesota five days later, but missed his next scheduled start because of that ailment.

Scherzer also hurt his right ankle while celebrating Detroit's AL Central title on Oct. 1 but managed to pitch four scoreless innings two days later in Kansas City.

"He feels great," Leyland said. "He's very healthy. He's a hundred percent. He threw about 75, 80 pitches over in Kansas City. So we'll monitor him close. But I expect him to be full bore, all out and the game will dictate how long he pitches."

Scherzer has allowed two runs or fewer in nine of his last 10 outings, going 6-1 with a 1.65 ERA over that stretch. He also gave up two runs and five hits while striking out nine over 6 1-3 innings during a 10-6 win in Oakland on May 10.

Entering his fourth postseason start, Scherzer (16-7, 3.74 ERA) finished the regular season with career highs in wins and strikeouts, with his 231 ranking second in the majors to teammate Justin Verlander.

He pitched six scoreless innings during his postseason debut last year in a 5-3 win at Yankee Stadium, but wasn't as sharp in the AL championship series, getting tagged for six runs over 2 1-3 innings in a 15-5 drubbing that gave Texas the pennant in Game 6.

Oakland manager Bob Melvin is hoping rookie right-hander A.J. Griffin can have a similar playoff debut and help the A's force a deciding Game 5. Griffin was taken in the 13th round of the 2010 draft and was pitching in the Class-A California League playoffs last September.

"I just try to go out there and just have fun and be loose, not put too much pressure on yourself," Griffin said. "It's still a game. You go out there and just try to enjoy it."

After losing the first two in Detroit, Oakland limited the Tigers to four hits in a 2-0 victory Tuesday. Yoenis Cespedes had an RBI single in the first inning and Seth Smith added a solo homer in the fifth.

Cespedes was also one of three A's players to rob Detroit slugger Prince Fielder of potential hits, making a diving catch in left in the seventh. Center fielder Coco Crisp took away a home run in the second and shortstop Stephen Drew prevented him from getting a single in the fourth.

"It's frustrating," Fielder said. "But it's a good team you're playing. They're going to make those plays. That's why they're here."

Fielder, who signed a nine-year, $214 million deal before this season, is 1 for 12 in the series but was one of three players to homer off Griffin in a 12-2 rout at Comerica Park on Sept. 18. Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta were the others.

That loss was the only one in 15 major league starts for Griffin, who was 7-1 with a 3.06 ERA. He gave up five runs and eight hits over 4 2-3 innings in that matchup with the Tigers, part of a mixed showing down the stretch.

Griffin allowed one run and four hits over 5 2-3 innings in an 8-2 win over Seattle on Sept. 28, but his performance last Wednesday created a hurdle for the A's as they completed their rally for the AL West title. He gave up five runs and seven hits in 2 2-3 innings against Texas before Oakland rallied for a 12-5 win and its first division championship in six years.

"What we try to stress with him is focus on the good things that have happened, not the couple of tough starts that (he's) had," Melvin said. "(He's) accomplished a lot up to this point and pitched a lot of really good games and know that your team feels very good about you on the mound."

The A's have won seven of Griffin's eight home starts, and he left in the second inning with an injury in the only one they lost.

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