A's Look To Force Game 5, Extend Series Against Tigers: Preview and Lineups Here

Last night, Brett Anderson came through with a clutch outing. Now, A.J Griffin is trying to do the same.

Oakland takes on strikeout master Max Schrezer and a talented Tigers squad in Game 4, as the Tigers look to stave off elimination with a win. Schrezer has done well this year, and he was yanked early due to injury in his lone outing against the A’s. Griffin allowed five earned runs in less than five innings pitched against the Tigers, and he struggled in his last outing against the Rangers.

The A’s haven’t received tons of production from their offense, but Seth Smith homered last night and Yoenis Cespedes continued his recent success with an RBI single and a diving catch. Coco Crisp snatched a home run from Prince Fielder with a beautiful catch, and Stephen Drew made a nice play to cap off a slick fielding night in the ninth.

Can Oakland repeat their performance and get the ball in Jarrod Parker’s hands for a decisive Game 5? Here is the lineup that will try to allow them to do that.

1. Coco Crisp, CF
2. Stephen Drew, SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
4. Brandon Moss, 1B
5. Josh Reddick, RF
6. Josh Donaldson, 3B
7. Seth Smith, DH
8. Derek Norris, C
9. Cliff Pennington, 2B

Now, here’s the lineup that will try to propel the Tigers to the ALCS.

1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Quintin Berry, LF
3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. Prince Fielder, 1B
5. Delmon Young, DH
6. Andy Dirks, RF
7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. Alex Avila, C
9. Omar Infante, 2B

First pitch is at 6:37 PM PT on TNT, which is channel 245 for DirectTV and 737 for Comcast. Be sure to tune in to watch Griffin try and bounce back from his struggles and to watch Oakland try to break out from the doldrums on offense!

Tags: AJ Griffin Detroit Tigers Max Schrezer MLB Playoffs Oakland Athletics

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