The ball sailed just over the wall in left field. And with it went the last vestige of public acrimony surrounding Jhonny Peralta.
Tigers' Jhonny Peralta makes strong case for return to left
The Detroit News, Tom Gage
It's not a match in defensive heaven with Peralta in left.
When Verlander beat the A's in the decisive Game 5 of the division series last year, Gray was in the instructional league in Arizona.
Tigers have seen Gray, now must adjust
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
The Tigers thought they had prepared themselves for A's rookie Sonny Gray as well as they could before Game 2 of their American League Division Series.
Scherzer, Reddick and other thoughts
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
Thoughts on a game that was about a million times more exciting than even the 8-6 final score would indicate -- a win for the Detroit Tigers over the Oakland Athletics that sends this series back to Oakland for Game 5.
Detroit Tigers Should Consider Jhonny Peralta at Shortstop for ALDS Game 5 in Oakland
Motor City Bengals, Matt Snyder
I'm having a hard time getting on board with this idea. I'd be more inclined to stick one of them at third and move Miguel Cabrera to DH, but then that leave Victor Martinez. So. Many. Decisions.
Come on, Tigers.
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
Yes. What she said.
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