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Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after striking out Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics to end the seventh inning during Game Two of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

After Up-And-Down Season, Justin Verlander Prepares To Pitch Pivotal Game 5

“You don’t pretend,” Verlander said. “It’s not just another game. The season is on the line. It was on the line for us tonight, too. This whole season, the way we battled and played as a team, comes down to one game.”

CBS Detroit–10/09/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his seventh inning solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Tigers Offense Finally Finds Groove, Helps Stave Off Elimination

Powerful as it is, the Detroit Tigers offense sometimes hits the skids. It might blow the doors off an opposing defense, or it might suffer through a prolonged scoreless streak.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07: Torii Hunter #48 celebrates a run in the dugout with Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers against the Oakland Athletics during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Struggling In The Series, Austin Jackson Redeems Himself With Clutch Hit

After the game, Jackson could not stop smiling.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2013

John Bendzinski, 49, of Macomb and Mark Beauchamp, 42, of Clarkston almost caught the homer by Victor Martinez and drew a question of fan interference. (WWJ/Russ McNamara)

2 Fans Almost Change Course Of AL Division Series For Tigers

Max Scherzer escaped a major jam in relief and the Detroit Tigers – helped by two fans who reached out to try to reel in Victor Martinez’s disputed home run.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/08/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with teammates after getting the third out in the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Scherzer On His Stellar Eighth Inning: ‘That’s The Stuff You Dream Of’

If Max Scherzer had not locked up every vote for the American League Cy Young already, he probably converted any remaining doubters with his gutsy performance as a reliever Tuesday.

CBS Detroit–10/08/2013

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers flies out in the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics 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)

Leyland Surprised By Lack Of ALDS HRs So Far, Says Tigers Have Not Hit The Ball Hard

Little surprises Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland. After all, he has been in and around the game for nearly half a century. What throws him off a little, though, is the Tigers’ current lack of power.

CBS Detroit–10/08/2013

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 04: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers reacts against the Oakland Athletics during Game One of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 4, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Leyland Says Tigers Could Use Max Scherzer In Relief In Game 4

“I haven’t really had a lot of luck with that in my career to be honest with you, bringing a starter out, but we’ll see,” Leyland said.

CBS Detroit–10/08/2013

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Dan Straily #67 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 25, 2013 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Young A’s Pitcher Dan Straily Confident Of A’s Strategy Against Tigers

The A’s pitching staff has completely stymied the dangerous Detroit offense in 25 of 27 innings in the series.

CBS Detroit–10/08/2013

Prince Fielder -File. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

What’s Wrong With The Tigers?

Do you have faith that the Tigers will come back and win this series?

97.1 The Ticket–10/08/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07:  Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Oakland Athletics 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)

ERA Champ Anibal Sanchez Struggles, Gives Up Three Home Runs

Those who called for Anibal Sanchez to start game one or game two of the American League Division Series might want to go back and delete some tweets, bury some blogs.

CBS Detroit–10/07/2013

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