Drew Sharp: Once again, Tigers‘ offense has decided to vanish
October 10, 2012
OAKLAND, Calif. — No farewell kiss. Not just yet.
Oakland isn’t ready to leave the party, staving off a quick elimination with an emotional surge rarely witnessed in this historically desolate baseball wasteland. Soaring decibels along with soaring outfielders brought the Tigers down to earth, denying them the opportunity for a sweep of their American League Division Series.
Despite their 2-0 Game 3 Tuesday night, the Tigers still hold the edge in the best-of-five series, two games to one. But they better be careful. These Athletics have adopted an entertaining knack for turning the impossible into the expected.
“We knew that they were going to come out charged up because of the stakes involved for them,” first baseman Prince Fielder said. “They’ve already proven that they’re a great team that keeps fighting hard and never gives up and never gets their heads down.”
It was Fielder with the drooped head Tuesday night, amazed that twice Oakland robbed him of hits — one would have been a game-tying home run and the other a potential double. And his was the only Tigers bat that possessed even the tiniest rumble of thunder within.
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