A's Use Long Ball To Push Tigers To Brink

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Reuters
The visiting Oakland Athletics powered their way past the Detroit Tigers 6-3 to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five American League Division Series on Monday.

The visiting Oakland Athletics powered their way past the Detroit Tigers 6-3 to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five American League Division Series on Monday.

Home runs by Josh Reddick, Brandon Moss and Seth Smith moved Oakland within one victory of reaching the League Championship Series for the first time since 2006.

The Tigers erased a 3-0 deficit with three runs in the fourth inning off A's starter Jarrod Parker on an RBI-double from Victor Martinez and a two-run single by Jhonny Peralta.

The outburst snapped a 20-inning scoring drought for Detroit but the Tigers quickly found themselves trailing again as the A's reestablished a three-run cushion in the next inning.