A's, Giants win to stay alive in MLB playoffs
Oakland A's players celebrate after beating the Tigers in Game 3 of the AL division series.
October 10th, 2012
01:24 AM ET

A's, Giants win to stay alive in MLB playoffs

The two Bay-area teams in the MLB playoffs won Tuesday night to stay alive in the postseason, Oakland at home and San Francisco on the road.

The Oakland Athletics, who lost the first two games of the AL division series in Detroit, got stellar pitching to beat the Tigers 2-0 last night.

The A's are an unlikely playoff team this year. They have the lowest payroll in baseball at $59.5 million and are in a long battle with baseball officials over a new stadium to replace the crumbling Coliseum. The stadium was packed Tuesday night, though, with towel-waving fans who saw four pitchers combine for 11 strikeouts in the shutout victory.

In the NL series, the Cincinnati Reds won the first two games in San Francisco but couldn't close out the best-of-five series. The Giants beat the Reds 2-1 in 10 innings when Joaquin Arias' infield hit brought home Buster Posey.

All four division series play Wednesday. The Cardinals are at the Nationals at 1 p.m. in their series, tied 1-1. The Giants and Reds play at 4 p.m. The Orioles play at the Yankees at 7:30 p.m. The Yankees won the first two games in Baltimore and lead 2-0. At 9:30, the Tigers and A's play at Oakland.


Oakland brings it's A's game to playoffs

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. drap™

    Good to see that baseball is alive and well in Philadelphia and New York... .

    October 10, 2012 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. CTYank

    Dunno what rock this writer's been under, but Yanks/Orioles ALDS is TIED 1-1.

    Yup, alive & well. Let's have some dry weather, now.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      He must be a Mets or Cubs fan.

      October 10, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The Scrubs. Lol!

      October 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Emma

    This is exciting.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol aint the best 3 outta 5 games that take you to the next series?? Sheesh dont get so excited over l game when youve lost the lst 2! Go Tigers!

    October 10, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Since my guys are out, I'll agree: Go Tigers!

      October 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    lol ty banasy.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Obama Mama

    Gooooooooooo Cards!

    October 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    lol @ mama, a little trivia for you, on this date in l964 the Tigers won the world series against the Cardinals!

    October 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    good evening, cutie patootie. The bears arent in the playoffs tho sorry.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lol and arent the bears a football team anyway?

    October 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |