Detroit vs. Oakland,
10/09/2012 21:07 EDT,
Score: 0 - 2
Money Line: -130 Oakland
Oakland is returning home hoping to pull off another improbable sweep like the one against Texas last week to capture the AL West crown, that controversial smooch was still plenty talked about in both clubhouses. Oakland is very good at home where they have won 8 of their last 9 games.
The A's throw lefty Brett Anderson who looked strong in six starts after a 14-month absence. Oakland will try to get its offense going after striking out 23 times in the first two games, including 14 in Saturday's 3-1 loss in Game 1. The A's hit a majors-leading 112 home runs after the All-Star break. A's manager Bob Melvin isn't worried and Josh Reddick has six of the strikeouts after hitting a team-best 32 home runs during the regular season. Tigers start Anibal Sanchez struggled away from home in his American League starts, going 1-4 with a 3.99 ERA since coming over from the Miami Marlins. Look for the Oakland A's to get the victory on Tuesday night here at home.