Tigers Face Elimination After Athletics Come Out Swinging In Game 3 of ALDS

The Detroit Tigers are now one loss away from watching the rest of the 2013 MLB Playoffs at home.

Even though the Oakland Athletics played exceptionally well down the stretch of the regular season; not too many baseball fans had the Tigers getting sent home this early in the postseason. However, Oakland took home Game 3 in the series, which has easily put the Tigers on the defensive.

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Anibal Sanchez really let Detroit down on Monday as the potent right hander was exposed by the Athletics’ bats to the tune of three home runs and six earned runs. Sanchez’s rough outing puts Tigers manager Jim Leyland in a tough spot heading into Game 4 as Detroit is now staring elimination down. Leyland also faces a tough decision when it comes to naming the Tigers’ starting pitcher for this game as Doug Fister is supposed to get the nod, but All-Star Max Scherzer would definitely give Detroit a better change at winning.

However, Scherzer pitched in Game 1 of the ALDS, which means he would be pitching on just three days worth of rest. Keep an eye on who Leyland appoints to take the ball in Game 4, because it will definitely impact the MLB Playoffs moving on.

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