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Game #131: Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers

Lace up your cleats; the A's are at it again this afternoon, as Game 2 in this all-important four-game series takes place at Comerica Park. After winning Game 1 in thrilling, see-saw, heart-attack-inducing fashion last night, the A's will take the field against their playoff-hope-crushing nemesis, Justin Verlander. Tommy Milone will try to prove that he belongs in the starting rotation for the last month of the season with his start tonight.

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Game #131: Pre-Recap - A's Beat Verlander

The A's have now beaten Sanchez and Verlander in back-to-back games. No one saw that coming. I'm writing a recap now, and I'll be with you shortly.

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Game Thread #131: Athletics at Tigers (4)

This game, she is official! And she's also in a rain-delay in the biggest win-win for the A's in a while. Either they will win the game 6-3 if it cannot be resumed, or they will continue the bottom of the sixth inning with the bases loaded, no one out, and Coco Crisp at the plate.

RAIN DELAY!

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Game Thread #131: Athletics at Tigers (3)

Believe it or not, the A's have tied the game, and Milone has settled down. It's 3-3, going to the fifth, and it's raining. Hard.

LET'S GO OAK-LAND!

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Game Thread #131: Athletics at Tigers (2)

Well, that was a fun horrible crazy interesting first inning. En route to forcing Justin Verlander to throw 44 pitches and to give up 2 runs, the A's offense appeared alive again, and gave Tommy Milone a lead before he ever took the mound. Unfortunately, he didn't get an out until his fifth batter; he got a lucky double-play, and nearly pitched himself out of the inning with just a tie, but an error by Callaspo--a casual, I-don't-care, sloppy, lazy error that probably should have had Melvin pull him for Sogard in the middle of the inning--gave the Tigers their third run. The A's trail 3-2 going to the second inning. I'm not sure if we should hope for rain. I know we should hope for more runs. LET'S GO OAK-LAND!

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Game Thread #131: Athletics at Tigers

Lace up your cleats; the A's are at it again this afternoon, as Game 2 in this all-important four-game series takes place at Comerica Park. After winning Game 1 in thrilling, see-saw, heart-attack-inducing fashion last night, the A's will take the field against their playoff-hope-crushing nemesis, Justin Verlander. Tommy Milone will try to prove that he belongs in the starting rotation for the last month of the season with his start tonight.

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