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A’s Top Tigers 6-3 For 2-1 AL Division Series Lead

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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07: Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics slides into home plate to score a run in the fourth inning against Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 07: Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics slides into home plate to score a run in the fourth inning against Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer

DETROIT (AP) – Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick and Seth Smith homered for the Oakland Athletics, who chased Anibal Sanchez in the fifth inning and beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Monday for a 2-1 lead in their AL division series.

Moss broke a 3-all tie in the fifth with a solo shot, and Smith’s two-run drive later in the inning ended Sanchez’s day. It was an impressive offensive show after the teams split two tense, low-scoring games in Oakland.

Oakland can close out the series Tuesday.

Sanchez, the American League’s ERA leader, allowed six runs – five earned – and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings.

Jarrod Parker gave up three runs in five innings for Oakland, and the Tigers couldn’t rally against the bullpen.

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