Oct 10, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) takes the field during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants in game four in the 2012 NLDS at Great American Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

What's on Tap - 10/11: Do-or-Die for Giants and A's, Game 5 of Division Series


So it all comes down to this, eh?

Down two games to none in their respective division series, both the Giants and A’s have battled back,staring elimination in the face twice and coming out a winner.

Now they just have to do it one final time in Game 5, a winner-takes-all, pressure situation.

Matt Cain takes the hill for the Giants in Cincinnati on Thursday morning. Cain did not pitch well in Game 1 at AT&T Park, but a solid start today will make everyone forget about that. For more on this game, check out this piece on three advantages that the Giants have over the Reds for Game 5.

Then there are the A’s, who miraculously extended their series against the Tigers in a thrilling come-from-behind win last night. Jarrod Parker toes the rubber for Oakland as the A’s will try to solve Justin Verlander in Game 5 tonight.

Game Schedule, Start Time (PT), Broadcast Information

MLB – San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds (NLDS Game 5, series tied 2-2) – 10:07 AM, TBS

MLB – Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics (ALDS Game 5, series tied 2-2) – 6:37 PM, TNT

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