October 7, 2012
ALDS Game Two Preview: Athletics at Tigers
Things got off to an inauspicious start for Justin Verlander and the Tigers, as Coco Crisp smacked the fourth pitch of Game One out to right field to give the Athletics a 1-0 lead. From that point on, however, the flame-throwing righty shut down Bob Melvin’s lineup, scattering two more hits and four walks while striking out 11 over seven innings of work. Verlander outdueled rookie Jarrod Parker, who pitched well but could not match Detroit’s ace in a 3-1 decision.
The A’s and Tigers will tangle again this afternoon, only 15 hours after the conclusion of the opener. Here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for Game Two:
Projected Starting Lineups: