On a cold 49 degree October night, the Detroit Tigers opened up their postseason against the Oakland Aís in front of a packed house in downtown Detroit.
Justin Verlander got the ball in the first game of the short five game series. Verlander hasnít had much success over his last three playoff starts. On Saturday night, the Tigersí ace looked to put his team ahead in the series early.
Four pitches into the ballgame, Coco Crisp took Verlander deep for a leadoff home run. Putting an early roadblock on Verlander trying to have a good start.
In the bottom of the first the Tigersí offense would pick up their ace by getting an early run off Jarrod Parker, courtesy of the Triple Crown winner, Miguel Cabrera, who hit into a double play but scored Austin Jackson from third.
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