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TEX
@LAA
3
11
MIN
@CLE
6
5
 
(12)
OAK
@DET
2
12
CHW
@KCR
3
2
BAL
@SEA
4
2
 
(18)
BOS
@TBR
7
5
SDP
@ARI
2
3
CIN
@CHC
3
1
ATL
@MIA
3
4
 
(10)
MIL
@PIT
6
0
COL
@SFG
3
6
HOU
@STL
1
4
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:05PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 31,243, Time of Game: 3:05
Athletics
2
84-63
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3 GB
at Tigers
12
78-69
 Won 1 
2nd, 3 GB
W: Darin Downs (2-1)
L: A.J. Griffin (6-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  8  1
Tigers          1  1  1   0  2  3   0  4  X   12 14  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Coco Crisp CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .251 .318 .402 .720 11 8 -0.046 0.85 0.000 -0.046 -0.5 1 0
   Chris Carter PH-1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .251 .361 .534 .895 16 10 -0.136 0.76 0.000 -0.136 -1.7 6 1 GDP
Seth Smith LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .244 .341 .424 .765 17 10 -0.073 0.71 0.000 -0.073 -0.8 2 0
   Jemile Weeks PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .306 .305 .611 3 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Josh Reddick RF-CF 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .254 .317 .480 .797 11 5 0.023 0.49 0.043 -0.020 0.4 3 0 2B
   Daric Barton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .196 .323 .280 .603 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Yoenis Cespedes DH 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .291 .355 .491 .845 15 4 0.007 0.69 0.040 -0.033 0.9
Brandon Moss 1B-RF 4 0 3 1 0 1 4 .268 .333 .568 .901 15 11 0.171 0.92 0.174 -0.004 1.4 5 0 2B
Stephen Drew SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .202 .287 .327 .615 17 11 -0.175 1.54 0.000 -0.175 -1.8 1 0
Josh Donaldson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .235 .284 .399 .683 11 8 0.001 0.68 0.044 -0.043 -0.3 0 4 HBP
George Kottaras C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .209 .364 .412 .776 16 9 0.044 0.72 0.071 -0.027 0.5 3 1 2B
Cliff Pennington 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .211 .270 .307 .578 15 9 -0.033 0.78 0.013 -0.046 -0.6 3 4
A.J. Griffin P 0 0
   Pedro Figueroa P 0 0
   Evan Scribner P 0 0
   Jesse Chavez P 0 0
   Jerry Blevins P 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 8 2 4 9 39 .235 .333 .324 .657 150 90 -0.217 0.77 0.385 -0.603 -2.7 24 10
2B: B Moss (10, off B Villarreal); J Reddick (28, off P Coke); G Kottaras (6, off J Benoit).
HBP: J Donaldson (4, by D Downs).
TB: B Moss 4; G Kottaras 3; J Reddick 3; Y Cespedes.
GIDP: C Carter (3).
RBI: Y Cespedes (72); B Moss (39).
2-out RBI: B Moss; Y Cespedes.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Donaldson-C Pennington-C Carter.
E: S Drew (8).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Austin Jackson CF 5 3 3 1 0 0 5 .307 .386 .487 .872 22 15 0.013 0.63 0.064 -0.051 1.8 2 0 2B
Quintin Berry LF 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .272 .345 .374 .718 10 8 0.067 0.77 0.103 -0.036 1.7 2 0 2B
   Avisail Garcia RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .391 .333 .725 4 3 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.8 0 0
Miguel Cabrera 3B 4 3 3 6 0 0 5 .333 .396 .612 1.008 24 18 0.100 0.56 0.129 -0.028 2.9 1 2 2·HR,2B,SF
   Danny Worth 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .321 .254 .575 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Prince Fielder 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 5 .305 .406 .518 .924 18 10 0.061 0.49 0.100 -0.039 1.6 6 0 HR,HBP
   Don Kelly PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .269 .245 .514 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Delmon Young DH 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .270 .302 .419 .721 16 11 -0.037 0.27 0.000 -0.037 -1.8 GDP
Andy Dirks RF-LF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .305 .363 .462 .825 17 12 -0.043 0.34 0.000 -0.043 -0.9 2 0
Jhonny Peralta SS 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .248 .314 .400 .714 19 11 0.102 0.34 0.114 -0.012 1.1 2 3 HR
Omar Infante 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .274 .300 .416 .715 14 7 -0.009 0.29 0.009 -0.017 -0.4 3 1
Gerald Laird C 3 2 3 0 1 0 4 .280 .343 .380 .723 19 11 0.027 0.31 0.027 0.000 1.0 9 0
Max Scherzer P 0 0
   Darin Downs P 0 1
   Brayan Villarreal P 0 0
   Phil Coke P 0 0
   Joaquin Benoit P 0 0
   Luis Marte P 0 0
Team Totals 36 12 14 12 4 4 42 .389 .452 .806 1.258 163 106 0.282 0.43 0.547 -0.263 7.8 27 7
2B: M Cabrera (38, off A Griffin); A Jackson (26, off E Scribner); Q Berry (10, off E Scribner).
HR: J Peralta (12, off A Griffin, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); M Cabrera 2 (40, 1 off A Griffin, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF, 1 off J Chavez, 8th inn, 3 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); P Fielder (27, off A Griffin, 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: M Cabrera (6, off A Griffin).
HBP: P Fielder (17, by J Chavez).
TB: M Cabrera 10; J Peralta 4; A Jackson 4; P Fielder 4; G Laird 3; Q Berry 3; A Garcia.
GIDP: D Young (17).
RBI: M Cabrera 6 (129); P Fielder 2 (100); Q Berry 2 (27); A Jackson (61); J Peralta (59).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 5 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Downs-J Peralta-P Fielder.

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
A.J. Griffin, L (6-1) 4.2 8 5 5 1 3 3 2.45 23 100 66 42 11 13 6 13 6 0 30 -0.244 0.72 -2.5
Pedro Figueroa 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.00 1 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.13 0.1
Evan Scribner 1 2 3 3 3 0 0 3.51 8 34 19 11 0 8 3 2 1 0 0 0 -0.041 0.17 -2.5
Jesse Chavez 1 4 4 4 0 0 1 10.27 8 22 15 9 1 5 3 4 1 0 0 0 -0.001 0.01 -3.9
Jerry Blevins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.47 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.00 0.9
Team Totals 8 14 12 12 4 4 4 13.50 42 163 106 65 14 27 13 20 8 0 30 1 0 -0.283 0.43 -7.8
J Chavez faced 5 batters in the 8th inning.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Max Scherzer 2 2 1 1 2 4 0 3.78 10 44 25 10 8 7 1 3 2 0 50 0.000 0.86 0.0
Darin Downs, W (2-1) 2.2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1.93 11 41 23 16 2 5 5 3 1 0 0 0 0.164 1.40 1.5
Brayan Villarreal, H (10) 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.29 4 17 8 5 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.030 1.16 0.4
Phil Coke 1.2 2 1 1 0 2 0 3.61 7 24 17 9 2 6 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.018 0.16 -0.2
Joaquin Benoit 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.34 4 15 9 5 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.006 0.08 0.5
Luis Marte 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.44 3 9 8 3 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 4 9 0 2.00 39 150 90 48 16 26 10 15 4 0 50 0 0 0.218 0.77 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Downs (1; J Donaldson); J Chavez (3; P Fielder).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Meals, 1B - Scott Barry, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Paul Emmel.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: 31,243.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 56° F, Wind 11mph out to Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-3 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  OO OAK C. Carter D. Downs 13% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b2 1-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  R DET J. Peralta A. Griffin 11% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b5 3-1 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  RR DET P. Fielder A. Griffin 10% 92% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Cabrera Scores
b3 2-1 1 --- 8,(2-2)  R DET M. Cabrera A. Griffin 10% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t1 0-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R OAK B. Moss M. Scherzer -10% 41% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Reddick Scores; Cespedes to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Max Scherzer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O OAK C. Crisp M. Scherzer 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK S. Smith M. Scherzer 2% 54% Flyball: LF (Short CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK J. Reddick M. Scherzer -1% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  OAK Y. Cespedes M. Scherzer -2% 51% Walk; Reddick to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R OAK B. Moss M. Scherzer -10% 41% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Reddick Scores; Cespedes to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O OAK S. Drew M. Scherzer 4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' A.J. Griffin facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  DET A. Jackson A. Griffin 4% 49% Single to P (Line Drive)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET Q. Berry A. Griffin 9% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Jackson to 3B
b1 0-1 0 1-3 5,(1-2)  RO DET M. Cabrera A. Griffin -3% 55% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (CF-RF); Jackson Scores
b1 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET P. Fielder A. Griffin -3% 52% Popfly: 2B (Weak 2B)
b1 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET D. Young A. Griffin -2% 50% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Max Scherzer facing 7-8-9
t2 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Donaldson M. Scherzer 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK G. Kottaras M. Scherzer 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK C. Pennington M. Scherzer -1% 53% Walk
t2 1-1 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O OAK C. Crisp M. Scherzer 2% 55% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Athletics' A.J. Griffin facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET A. Dirks A. Griffin -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  R DET J. Peralta A. Griffin 11% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b2 2-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET O. Infante A. Griffin -1% 62% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b2 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  DET G. Laird A. Griffin 1% 63% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b2 2-1 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O DET A. Jackson A. Griffin -2% 61% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Darin Downs facing 2-3-4
Darin Downs replaces Max Scherzer pitching
t3 1-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK S. Smith D. Downs 3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t3 1-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Reddick D. Downs -3% 61% Walk
t3 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK Y. Cespedes D. Downs 3% 64% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t3 1-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  OAK B. Moss D. Downs -3% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Reddick to 3B
t3 1-2 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O OAK S. Drew D. Downs 6% 67% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' A.J. Griffin facing 2-3-4
b3 2-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O DET Q. Berry A. Griffin -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
b3 2-1 1 --- 8,(2-2)  R DET M. Cabrera A. Griffin 10% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b3 3-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET P. Fielder A. Griffin -1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b3 3-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET D. Young A. Griffin -1% 73% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Darin Downs facing 7-8-9
t4 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK J. Donaldson D. Downs -4% 68% Hit By Pitch
t4 1-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OAK G. Kottaras D. Downs -7% 62% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Donaldson to 2B
t4 1-3 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O OAK C. Pennington D. Downs 4% 65% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Donaldson to 3B; Pennington to 1B
Chris Carter pinch hits for Coco Crisp (CF) batting 1st
t4 1-3 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  OO OAK C. Carter D. Downs 13% 79% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' A.J. Griffin facing 6-7-8
Chris Carter moves from PH to 1B
Josh Reddick moves from RF to CF
Brandon Moss moves from 1B to RF
b4 3-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET A. Dirks A. Griffin -2% 77% Lineout: CF
b4 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET J. Peralta A. Griffin -1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  DET O. Infante A. Griffin 1% 77% Walk
b4 3-1 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  DET G. Laird A. Griffin 1% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Infante to 2B
b4 3-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O DET A. Jackson A. Griffin -3% 75% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Darin Downs facing 2-3-4
t5 1-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Smith D. Downs 3% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 1-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK J. Reddick D. Downs 2% 80% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
Brayan Villarreal replaces Darin Downs pitching
t5 1-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK Y. Cespedes B. Villarreal -2% 78% Walk
t5 1-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK B. Moss B. Villarreal -5% 74% Double to SS (Pop Fly to Deep 2B); Cespedes to 3B
t5 1-3 2 -23 5,(3-1)  O OAK S. Drew B. Villarreal 8% 81% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Athletics' A.J. Griffin facing 2-3-4
b5 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET Q. Berry A. Griffin -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b5 3-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  DET M. Cabrera A. Griffin 3% 82% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b5 3-1 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  RR DET P. Fielder A. Griffin 10% 92% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Cabrera Scores
b5 5-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET D. Young A. Griffin -0% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Pedro Figueroa replaces A.J. Griffin pitching
b5 5-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O DET A. Dirks P. Figueroa -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 5.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-5, Tigers' Brayan Villarreal facing 7-8-9
t6 1-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Donaldson B. Villarreal 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
Phil Coke replaces Brayan Villarreal pitching
t6 1-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK G. Kottaras P. Coke 1% 94% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t6 1-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK C. Pennington P. Coke 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Athletics' Evan Scribner facing 7-8-9
Evan Scribner replaces Pedro Figueroa pitching
b6 5-1 0 --- 9,(3-2)  DET J. Peralta E. Scribner 1% 96% Walk
b6 5-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O DET O. Infante E. Scribner -0% 95% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Infante to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
b6 5-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  DET G. Laird E. Scribner 0% 96% Walk
b6 5-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R DET A. Jackson E. Scribner 3% 98% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Infante Scores; Laird to 3B
b6 6-1 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RR DET Q. Berry E. Scribner 1% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Laird Scores; Jackson Scores
b6 8-1 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O DET M. Cabrera E. Scribner -0% 99% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b6 8-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  DET P. Fielder E. Scribner 0% 99% Walk
b6 8-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O DET D. Young E. Scribner -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 8.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-8, Tigers' Phil Coke facing 1-2-3
t7 1-8 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK C. Carter P. Coke 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK S. Smith P. Coke 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t7 1-8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK J. Reddick P. Coke -0% 99% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
Andy Dirks moves from RF to LF
Avisail Garcia replaces Quintin Berry (LF) playing RF batting 2nd
t7 1-8 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R OAK Y. Cespedes P. Coke -1% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Reddick Scores
t7 2-8 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O OAK B. Moss P. Coke 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 8-2, Athletics' Jesse Chavez facing 6-7-8
Jesse Chavez replaces Evan Scribner pitching
b7 8-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET A. Dirks J. Chavez -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b7 8-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET J. Peralta J. Chavez -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 8-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET O. Infante J. Chavez -0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 8.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-8, Tigers' Joaquin Benoit facing 6-7-8
Joaquin Benoit replaces Phil Coke pitching
t8 2-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK S. Drew J. Benoit 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t8 2-8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK J. Donaldson J. Benoit 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 2-8 2 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK G. Kottaras J. Benoit -0% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t8 2-8 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O OAK C. Pennington J. Benoit 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 8-2, Athletics' Jesse Chavez facing 9-1-2
b8 8-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  DET G. Laird J. Chavez 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 8-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  DET A. Jackson J. Chavez 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak SS); Laird to 2B
b8 8-2 0 12- 4,(1-2)  DET A. Garcia J. Chavez 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Laird to 3B; Jackson to 2B
b8 8-2 0 123 2,(1-0)  RRRR DET M. Cabrera J. Chavez 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Laird Scores; Jackson Scores; Garcia Scores
b8 12-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  DET P. Fielder J. Chavez 0% 100% Hit By Pitch
Jerry Blevins replaces Jesse Chavez pitching
Don Kelly pinch runs for Prince Fielder (1B) batting 4th
b8 12-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO DET D. Young J. Blevins -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 12-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET A. Dirks J. Blevins 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 12.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-12, Tigers' Luis Marte facing 1-2-3
Luis Marte replaces Joaquin Benoit pitching
Don Kelly moves from PR to 1B
Danny Worth replaces Miguel Cabrera playing 3B batting 3rd
t9 2-12 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK C. Carter L. Marte 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Jemile Weeks pinch hits for Seth Smith (LF) batting 2nd
t9 2-12 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Weeks L. Marte 0% 100% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
Daric Barton pinch hits for Josh Reddick (CF) batting 3rd
t9 2-12 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK D. Barton L. Marte 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Tigers 12.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:DET201209180
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