Tigers top A’s, advance to ALCS; O’s defeat Yanks, force decider
NY, NY, United States (NewsBahn) – J.J. Hardy doubled in Manny Machado with the game-winning run in the 13th inning, lifting the Baltimore Orioles to a 2-1 win over the New York Yankees, knotting the ALDS at two games each.
The Detroit Tigers toppled the Oakland A’s 6-0 in a game five decider to move on to the ALCS.
The Yankees offense continued to struggle, collecting just seven hits, with Derek Jeter and Jayson Nix rapping a pair each.
Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson combined to go hitless in 20 at-bats.
The Orioles stellar pitching had something to do with that, as starter Joe Saunders gave up just three hits and one run over 5 1/3 innings. Seven relievers followed up to pitch scoreless ball with Pedro Strop notching the win.
The A’s had just four hits in failing to complete their comeback from an 0-2 deficit, with Oakland’s first five batters going a combined 1-for-19.
Justin Verlander was terrific in tossing a complete game four-hitter, while Austin Jackson had two hits, scored two runs and knocked in a pair of runs in Detroit’s 6-0 win.