The Detroit Tigers will face off against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night with the Athletics looking to push the series all the way to Game 5. On Tuesday the Athletics managed to change the momentum of the series, pulling off a 2-0 win on the night to close the gap on the Tigers, who now lead in the series 2-1. The game is set to start at 9.37 p.m. ET and will be televised on TNT. Alternatively fans can watch online through live stream by signing up to one of the packages below.
Going into last night's Game 3 match-up the Athletics knew that it was a must-win game, and they reacted perfectly to close out a tense game 2-0. Tonight will be no different, and the Athletics must win to take the series to a winner takes all final game on Thursday night.
Brett Anderson was the hero for the Athletics on Tuesday, putting in a six-inning, two hit and no earned runs performance.
One of the highlights of last night's game was when center fielder Coco Crisp performed a dramatic warning-track catch to deny the Tigers' Prince Fielder of a home run. That catch proved crucial as it came in just the second inning with the score at the time just 1-0 to the Athletics.
These two teams have been so closely matched in the series to date, and each game could have easily gone either way. Game 1 saw the Tigers claim a tense 3-1 win, and Game 2 was even more intense as the Tigers pulled off a 5-4 win to put them on the verge of a series win. But the Athletics have refused to give up and last night's 2-0 win could prove a turning moment in the series.
So far the games have all gone with the home team, and the Athletics will be hopeful that the trend continues as the final two games will both be taking place in Oakland.
For Wednesday's game the Athletics will opt to start rookie pitcher A.J. Griffin, who in 15 regular season starts went 7-1 with a 3.06 ERA.
However, the A's will be hoping he will not be carrying any psychological baggage as he had his worst game of the season against the Tigers on Sept. 18 when Detroit won 12-2, with Griffin giving up five earned runs and three home runs.
Opposite Griffin will be 28 year old Max Scherzer, who went 16-7 with a 3.74 ERA. HE was in fact second in the majors in strikeouts with an impressive 231.
Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics in Game 4 of the ALDS starts at 9.37 p.m and MLB.com and TBS are both offering packages to watch the MLB Playoffs online.
On MLB.tv a postseason package is available for just $24.99, and that includes live streaming, HD quality video, in-game stats and highlights and more. Sign up by clicking here.
TBS is also offering coverage through MLB.com on "TBS Hot Corner."
MLB.com has described:
"This year's media player allows fans more interactivity as they'll be able to choose between a Backstop Cam, Pitcher Cam, Dugout Cam and Batter Cam.
"With this year's Live Game Streaming application, fans will have the option to switch between live games, interact with other fans around the country in live chat rooms and vote in live polls. An on-site reporter will bring fans live reports and exclusive interviews throughout the game as well.
"The Hot Corner also offers exclusive on-demand postseason content featuring on-field postgame reactions from players and managers, sit-down player interviews, original postseason-themed music videos featuring rock 'n' roll legends Bon Jovi and a behind-the-scenes look into players' pregame and off-day routines."