Oct 7, 2013, 2:07 PM PDT
The Oakland Athletics defeated the Detroit Tigers in the third game of the American League Division Series. The raw emotion wasn’t limited to the field during the 6-3 win. Here’s a look at what went down through GIFs and the crazy tweets of the fans.
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Coco Crisps leads off the game with a double:
Josh Donaldson, Jed Lowrie, Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes can’t drive him home. Cespedes strikes out with runners on the corners to end the top of the first inning:
Anibal Sanchez strands A’s leadoff runners for a second straight inning:
Jarrod Parker is scoreless through two frames:
A’s get two runners on to start the third inning but fail to move the runners over:
Cespedes smokes a ball toward third and Miguel Cabrera can’t handle it. Crisp comes around from second to score the A’s first run:
For the fourth consecutive inning, the A’s get the leadoff hitter on base. This time, it’s Josh Reddick, as he hits a solo home run to right field to give the A’s a 2-0 lead:
Stephen Vogt follows with a triple. He shows off his muscles before he continues to show off his wheels, by barely beating home the throw on a Crisp sacrifice fly to left field to make it 3-0:
Parker can’t secure the shutdown inning. The Tigers rally for three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game:
The A’s answer back. Brandon Moss clubs a deep home run that forces Sanchez to lose his temper and the lead:
Sanchez is left in the game to face Seth Smith with a runner on first. Smith entered Game 3 with a career .368 average and three home runs against Sanchez. He crushes a two-run shot to give the A’s a 6-3 lead:
After the A’s take a three-run lead, they put the stranglehold on defensively. The Tigers can’t muster much of anything on offense against Dan Otero in the sixth and seventh innings. Sean Doolittle pitches a scoreless eighth frame:
Benches clear after A’s closer Grant Balfour and Martinez exchange bad words:
Balfour ends up getting the save as the A’s beat the Tigers 6-3 in Detroit. The A’s take a 2-1 series lead and can advance to the ALCS with a win on Tuesday.
For fun: Kevin Millar and Harold Reynolds make pregame predictions for Game 3:
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