Tigers Lose; Series Tied

Oakland AthleticsDetroit TigersCoco CrispSeth Smith (baseball)Max ScherzerJustin VerlanderJose Valverde

The Oakland A's forced a Game 5 in the American League Divisional Series, topping the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in game four on Wednesday at Oakland Coliseum.

It seemed like the Tigers would be advancing to their second straight ALCS and have a rested Justin Verlander for Game 1 when they took a 3-1 lead into the 9th inning behind a strong start from Max Scherzer and a home run from Prince Fielder.

But Oakland's Seth Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off closer Jose Valverde in the bottom of the 9th inning, and Coco Crisp finished the A's rally with a two-out RBI single.

Detroit will now try to take the ALDS in game five scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET Thursday in Oakland.

The game will air on TNT.

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