A great game likely to be overshadowed by Raul Ibanez’ heroics for the Yankees. The A’s came back to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th after having stranded two runners in the 8th. An error by Fielder and a wild pitch by Scherzer cost the first run which should have set up Stephen Drew in scoring position but he was signalled to third and was gunned down at third with plenty of time as Miguel Cabrera blocked third perfectly.
The Tigers tacked on an insurance run but it wouldn’t be enough. A leadoff single to Josh Reddick in the 9th and doubles to Josh Donaldson and Seth Smith would tie the game. After a foul out and strikeout, Coco Crisp came up and smacked one into right that scored Smith to win the game.