2013 ALDS: Tigers vs. A's

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Tigers

Bless you Boys, indeed. The 1984 Detroit Tigers stormed out of the gate and led wire-to-wire on the way to a World Series Title. Local WDIV broadcaster AL Ackerman came up with the catchphrase "Bless You Boys" and the name was so popular that Sparky Anderson used it for his book about the ‘84 season.

A's fans had Kate Upton photos

How'd that work out?

Wiki graffiti: Justin Verlander owns the A's


With 31 consecutive scoreless innings against Oakland in the playoffs by Justin Verlander, it seems pretty accurate.

Tigers 3, A's 0: ALCS bound!

The Tigers' superstars went to work, ensuring the season remained alive. Justin Verlander shut out the A's on two hits over eight innings and Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, powering the Tigers to a 3-0 win and an ALDS victory.

Lil Victor celebrates with his dad


1 ... 2. ... 3 .... AWWWWWWWWWW. So cute.

Verlander, Cabrera lead Tigers on to Boston

The stars were out for Detroit.

ALDS Game 5 starting lineups: Peralta SS, Kelly LF

Game 5 starting lineups for both the A's and Tigers have been announced. The Tigers make a significant lineup change, moving Jhonny Peralta back to shortstop. Don Kelly gets the start in left field.

ALDS Game 5 Preview: Tigers at Athletics

Can Justin Verlander beat the A's in a Game 5 for the second year in a row?


Crisp and Jackson, a tale of two leadoff hitters

A comparison of Coco Crisp and Austin Jackson in the ALDS so far. Why one is succeeding, and the other is not.

The Legend of Max Scherzer

A legend was born Tuesday night

Fister's blindfolded, one-armed bout with the A's

Without his full arsenal, the Tigers' fourth starter managed to survive an Oakland offense that beat up Anibal Sanchez a day earlier.

Dan Dickerson calls ALDS Game 4

Highlights from the Tigers' win over the A's in ALDS Game 4, courtesy of "the voice of the Tigers" on radio.

So it is good to reach over the railing?

Victor Martinez cleared the fence when the Tigers needed it most, but a fan made sure the ball was not caught.

Tigers 8, A's 6: It's not over till it's over

Down 3-0 and on the verge of elimination, the Tigers rallied from behind to send the ALDS to a Game 5. Asked to save the the Tigers' season, Max Scherzer earned the win with two innings of relief.

A's at Tigers starting lineups: Scherzer available

Game 4 starting lineups for both the A's and Tigers have been announced. Jim Leyland says Max Scherzer may be used out of the bullpen.

Sports talk radio logic - EVERYBODY PANIC!

Sports talk radio logic: The Tigers are losing to the A's because they have no heart, lack desire and have no leadership. So let's blow everything up for a win-or-go-home game!

ALDS Game 4 Preview: Athletics at Tigers

Can the Tigers stave off elimination? Doug Fister will face Oakland's Dan Straily in a must-win game at Comerica Park.

Is Athletics' offense more efficient than Tigers?

The Tigers are a very slow team, but they can hit. How does this impact their production when compared to the Oakland A’s?

ALDS Game 3 - A's 6, Tigers 3: Season on the brink

The Tigers are a game from elimination. After giving up just nine homers all season, Anibal Sanchez was pulled after allowing three in 4 1/3 innings. Mustering just seven hits, only two after the fourth inning, the offense couldn't pick Sanchez up.

In Cabrera's absence, who fills the void?

When Miguel Cabrera sat out 13 games in 2013, the team still went 9-4. This is how the offense made up the difference.

ALDS Game 3: A's at Tigers starting lineups

Game 3 starting lineups for both the A's and Tigers have been announced. As expected, the Tigers start Jhonny Peralta in left field.

ALDS Game 3 Preview: Athletics at Tigers

The Tigers and Athletics are tied at 1 with the series moving to Detroit for today's pivotal Game 3. Anibal Sanchez and Jarrod Parker are the starters.

5 strategic changes the Tigers should make

With no offense and a suspect bullpen, the Tigers have not been getting the most out of the talent they have on the roster. Here are five moves they need to make, pronto.

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