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    Gray, Parker undergo MRIs following Game 5

    Less than 24 hours after his team suffered a Game 5 AL Division Series loss to the Tigers for a second straight year, A's manager Bob Melvin sat in his office and went through a laundry list of injury updates. Notably, right-handed starters Sonny Gray (left thumb) and Jarrod Parker (right elbow) were scheduled to undergo MRIs at some point in the day. More >

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    MLB Notebook: Verlander owns the ALDS

    In Division Series history, only seven times has a starter fanned 10 batters while not allowing a run. With his performance Thursday in Game 5 vs. Oakland, Justin Verlander added his name to that list for the third time. More >

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    Road to the World Series: Oct. 11, 2013

    It was a different year, but the ending looked awfully familiar in Oakland on Thursday night. For the second time in as many seasons, a Justin Verlander gem in Game 5 propelled the Detroit Tigers into the American League Championship Series and sent the Oakland A's headed for an earlier-than-expected offseason. More >

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    Did you know? ALDS Game 5: DET 3, OAK 0

    A look at some notable facts and figures from the Detroit Tigers' 3-0 win over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on Thursday. More >

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    Verlander makes Coliseum his home away from home

    The A's were home, but so was Justin Verlander. Talk about your hostile takeovers. He moved right in and made O.co Coliseum, not the most inviting of venues, his second residence in Thursday's dominant Game 5 victory. More >

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    Anibal realizes Fenway dream in Game 1 of ALCS

    Anibal Sanchez used to imagine himself pitching for the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Saturday night, he'll make his first start at Fenway, but as the Tigers' hurler in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. More >

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    Tigers 'Turn Up' the volume to celebrate clinch

    The Tigers unleashed the "Turn Up" cheer, devised by Torii Hunter to help the team through some trying times, to celebrate their ALDS-clinching win over the Athletics. More >

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    Tigers GM Dombrowski: 'We're not done yet'

    This is Dave Dombrowski's 12th season as Tigers president and general manager, and the celebrations never get old. But there are still mountains to climb. More >

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    ALCS has makings of even matchup of heavyweights

    Despite their storied histories, the Red Sox and Tigers have never met in the postseason ... until now. The ALCS matchups promises to be an exciting one between a pair of heavyweights. The series opens Saturday at Fenway Park. More >

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    Miggy's homer helps stifle A's and injury fears

    If Detroit is looking for harbingers, the appearance that Miguel Cabrera could be getting at least healthy enough to turn on pitches is encouraging. So is the fact that after scoring a combined six runs in the first 31 innings of this ALDS, the Tigers piled up 11 in the final 13. More >

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    Verlander's gem books Tigers' return trip to ALCS

    Justin Verlander returned to Oakland and no-hit the A's for 6 2/3 innings Thursday, and though Oakland broke up the no-no, it couldn't snap his shutout streak as the righty helped send the Tigers through to the ALCS with eight shutout innings in a 3-0 win in Game 5 of the ALDS. More >

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    A's hitters tip cap to playoff nemesis Verlander

    For the second straight year, the A's were eliminated in Game 5 of the ALDS by the Tigers' Justin Verlander, this time in a 3-0 loss in which he held Oakland hitless until the seventh. "He had a little extra life on his fastball tonight," Stephen Vogt said. "Whether he was fired up for Game 5 or what, I don't know. He was outstanding tonight." More >

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    A's savor West title but seek greater heights

    The A's put together six straight winning months of baseball, only to be taken out of the postseason picture in seven days. Thursday marked the end for Oakland, which dropped its sixth consecutive Game 5 -- second in as many seasons to Detroit -- taking a 3-0 loss at the Coliseum to close the American League Division Series. More >

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    Gray unable to recreate Game 2 magic, takes loss

    Should Sonny Gray have started Game 5, as A's manager Bob Melvin opted for in the deciding game of the American League Division Series? Would the end result -- a 3-0 Tigers win at O.co Coliseum -- have been different if Game 1 starter Bartolo Colon had pitched in Gray's place? The answer, of course, is unclear. More >

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    Deja Verlander: Athletics relive '12 heartbreak

    Justin Verlander, who ended the A's season with a complete game in Game 5 of the ALDS last year, was even better on Thursday night, keeping Oakland hitless until the seventh inning on his way to eliminating the club once again. More >

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    Seeking hot hitter, Melvin starts Callaspo

    Hoping for an improved offensive showing against Tigers righty Justin Verlander, A's manager Bob Melvin elected to give Alberto Callaspo the start at second base over Eric Sogard on Thursday for Game 5 of the ALDS. More >

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    Melvin reluctant to use Colon out of bullpen

    Less than three hours before his club was set to take the field against the Tigers for Game 5 of the American League Division Series, A's manager Bob Melvin remained reluctant to use righty Bartolo Colon out of the bullpen. More >

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    Lineup breakdown: Tigers-A's, Game 5

    Here is a look at Thursday's starting lineups for Game 5 of the American League Division Series between the Tigers and the Athletics. More >

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    Peralta given start at shortstop in Game 5

    The Tigers have stayed alive in this American League Division Series in no small part by getting Jhonny Peralta back into their lineup, putting their Opening Day shortstop in left field. For Thursday's winner-take-all Game 5, manager Jim Leyland took his chances with Peralta back at short. More >

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    Coke resumes throwing program in Florida

    While the Tigers prepared to try to continue their season, lefty reliever Phil Coke continued his throwing work in Florida, presenting the team with a potential option for later rounds in the postseason. More >