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Tigers jump on top when Coco Crisp makes error in center, but A’s storm back in eighth

Oct 7, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

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A’s left-hander Sean Doolittle had MVP candidate Miguel Cabrera beat with two runners on and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, inducing what looked to be a flyout to deep center field.

But Coco Crisp failed to secure a basket catch and both runners raced home, giving the Tigers a sudden 3-2 lead. MLB Network replay showed the ball hitting the heel of Crisp’s glove, rather than the webbing.

Crisp looked distraught as he jogged in after the third out was recorded. But his mood quickly improved.

Yoenis Cespedes opened the top of the eighth inning with a single, then stole second and third before scoring on a wild pitch by Tigers reliever Joaquin Benoit. Josh Reddick followed with a solo home run.

The A’s are up 4-3 as Game 2 of the ALDS marches into the bottom of the eight. We’ve got a wild one.

  1. randygnyc - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    4-4. Really exciting game. I find it hard to enjoy playoff games that don’t involve the yankees, as I’m rooting against everyone, including NL TEAMS. I want everyone to lose, lol. But this game has been entertaining.

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