The Oakland Athletics have had four long days off and are anxious to get back on the field to begin the postseason. They will take on the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS, with Game 1 being played tonight.
The A’s will look for redemption against the Tigers, who knocked them out of the playoffs in the very same round last year in five games. However, this season, the A’s are much more comfortable with a year of postseason experience under their belt.
“Last year, we were all kind of like puppies,” pitcher Jarrod Parker told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Everyone was trying to pick things up on the fly. This year, there’s more of a comfort level. We can slow things down.”
Here’s all the info you need to know about the game:
Detroit Tigers @ Oakland Athletics
First pitch: 6:37 PST
Location: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
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