Tigers Edge A's 5-4, Lead Series 2-0

10:04 PM, Oct 7, 2012   |    comments
Courtesy US Presswire
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DETROIT, MI- The Tigers overcame three A's leads and beat the Athletics 5-4 to grab a 2-0 advantage in their best-of-five AL Division Series.

The outcome was in doubt until the last swing of the bat. Detroit's Don Kelly snapped a 4-4 tie with a ninth-inning sacrifice fly after the Athletics intentionally walked Prince Fielder to load the bases. Kelly was inserted as a pinch runner in the eighth inning and scored the tying run on a wild pitch.

Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera doubled twice for the Tigers, hit a fly ball in the seventh inning that resulted in a two-run error by A's outfielder Coco Crisp and singled in the ninth.

The Tigers will go for the sweep on Tuesday in Oakland, where they'll also play games 4 and 5, if necessary

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