2012 ALDS: Tigers vs. A's

Verlander spins shutout, Tigers advance to ALCS

Justin Verlander was magic, leading the Tigers to a 6-0 win over the A's and their second consecutive American League Championship Series.

Verlander vs. miracle A's: immovable, unstoppable

Justin Verlander is a titan. The A's are unbelievable. This is the showdown of the year.

Giants, A's can make postseason history Thursday

Just seven teams in major-league history have won a five-game playoff series after losing the first two games. Two teams could add their names to that short list this year.

Tigers vs. Athletics, 2012 ALDS Game 5

The Detroit Tigers will send ace Justin Verlander to the mound Thursday night to stop the bleeding in what has become a nightmare scenario for the Tigers, while the Athletics will look to right-hander Jarrod Parker to close out an amazing comeback.

A's keep miracle season going with miracle win

It's Coco Crisp's world. We're just living in it. Wednesday night in Oakland, the Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in spectacularly dramatic fashion to deadlock their American League Division...

A's take Game 3 from Tigers behind Brett Anderson

Four A's pitchers combined on a season-saving shutout, as Oakland downed the Tigers, 2-0, to take Game 3 of the ALDS.

On the subject of kissing baseballs

That headline could have been really inappropriate, and it would have been Al Alburquerque's fault.

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Tigers take commanding 2-0 ALDS lead in wild game

The Detroit Tigers, behind an error, a wild pitch, and a sac fly, came from behind to defeat the Oakland Athletics, 5-4.

A Cubs fan's visit to the postseason

This writer, for the second straight year, had the chance to see Justin Verlander open the postseason for the Tigers. That's too good an opportunity to pass up; here's how it felt in the seats at Comerica Park for Game 1 of the ALDS.

Tigers snatch 1-0 ALDS advantage behind Verlander

Justin Verlander wasn't transcendent, but he was plenty awesome, and the Tigers picked up a win, defeating the A's 3-1 on Saturday night.

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