The Oakland A's kept their unlikely postseason alive by scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in Game 4 of their AL division series.
The final game of the series is tonight in Oakland.
In the ninth, Seth Smith's double drove in two runs to tie the game 3-3 before Coco Crisp singled to right field, bringing home Smith and forcing Game 5, where the A's will have to face Tigers ace Justin Verlander.
The late-game comeback is familiar territory for Oakland, which had 14 victories in its last at-bat this season, most in the major leagues.
In the other playoff series, the Yankees beat Baltimore 3-2 when pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez homered in the bottom of the 12th inning, giving New York a 2-1 series lead; the San Francisco Giants got a solid outing from Tim Lincecum and beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 to tie the series 2-2; the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 and lead their series 2-1.