By Larry GLicken

Justin Verlander pitched for 9 innings and completely shut down the Oakland Athletics lineup. Verlander was a strike out machine sending down 11 A’s batters while issuing just one walk. It seems like the tougher the game is, the tough Verlander gets. This guy lives to pitch in these situations. With the win the Detroit tigers took the series and end the Cinderella story that was the Oakland Athletics. They gave the Tigers a run for their money in this series, Verlander was just too tough to handle last night.

The Tigers offense put 6 runs on the board to win over the A’s 6-0. Austin Jackson was a hitting machine as he got the Tigers offense started in the 3rd inning with a deep double that drove in Detroit’s  first run. The Tigers would add 5 more runs to dominate the Oakland A’s and showed they have the power to move on in the play-offs. Thanks to the great pitching of Justin Verlander.

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