Jim Leyland's strategy worked, as Peralta produced a two-run single in a three-run fourth inning that made it 3-3 and ignited the sellout crowd of 43,973.
Column: If Detroit Tigers want to lift lethargic region, try winning in October
MLive.com, David Mayo
Man these articles are super annoying and unoriginal. The Tigers winning the World Series isn't going to miraculously make the city no longer bankrupt.
Four Short Scenes from Comerica Park
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse.
'I just fouled a pitch off,' Victor Martinez said. 'This guy look at me and I was looked at him. He told me 'What the (expletive) I'm looking at?' Really? I mean, (expletive) him. I don't take that (expletive). Not even the greatest closer in the game, Mariano Rivera, tell you stuff like that.'
Detroit Tigers, facing elimination, must relax — and hit!
Detroit Free Press, Jeff Seidel
The most exciting thing about this day, from the Tigers' perspective, was a little shouting match between Victor Martinez and A's pitcher Grant Balfour. The benches cleared, but there were no punches thrown. It was all bark and no bite. Just like the Tigers' offense.
Leyland's slow hook burns Tigers in Game 3
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
Sure enough, in the first game after our segment, Jim Leyland's slow hook on Anibal Sanchez haunted the Tigers in Oakland's 6-3 victory.
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The Truth about C.B. Bucknor
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
Saturday night in Oakland, C.B. Bucknor took a lot of heat from just about everyone for a couple of questionable strike-three calls. Here's what really happened in Game 3.
Not much had been going right for the Tampa Bay Rays in Monday's win-or-be-eliminated ALDS Game 3 before Evan Longoria came up to bat in the fifth inning.