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Tigers get to Bartolo Colon to take an early 3-0 lead

Oct 4, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT

Bartolo Colon AP

Athletics starter Bartolo Colon got off to a very shaky start to kick off Game 1 of the ALDS against the Tigers. Austin Jackson doubled to right to lead off the inning. Colon then hit Torii Hunter with a pitch, and followed it up with a first-pitch meatball to the hobbled Miguel Cabrera, who drove a single back up the middle to score Jackson. Prince Fielder helped out by grounding into a 6-4-3 double play, but Hunter scored in the process.

Victor Martinez kept the inning alive by driving a ball to left-center, good enough for a double. He came around to score on a ground ball single by Alex Avila, which was deflected into shallow right field off of the glove of Athletics first baseman Daric Barton.

With just a half-inning in the books, Colon has already thrown 18 pitches and Tigers starter Max Scherzer has a three-run cushion with which to work. Not a bad start for the AL Central champion Tigers.

  1. historiophiliac - Oct 4, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    First blood!

  2. Marty - Oct 5, 2013 at 12:38 AM

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  3. twalton95 - Oct 5, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    i hope im not the only one, i love the A’s and everything they do, but whenever Colon that fat, ugly cheater takes the mound i hope for the worst.

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