ALDS

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers looks on after flying out in the eighth 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 Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera Buoys Offense With First Homer Since Sept. 17

Always one to deliver in big-game, high-drama moments, though, Cabrera broke his homerless streak Thursday with a two-run bomb that gave the Tigers a lead they would never relinquish.

CBS Detroit–10/11/2013

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Detroit Tigers during Game Five of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 10, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tigers Advance Beating A’s 3-0

Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem in Oakland while carrying a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Athletics 3-0 Thursday night and back into the AL championship series.

97.1 The Ticket–10/10/2013

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Multiple exposure created in camera) Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Oakland Athletics during Game Five of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 10, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Verlander Dominant, Tigers Advance To ALCS

For most of the season, Tiger fans worried about Justin Verlander.

97.1 The Ticket–10/10/2013

Manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox argues a call with the second base umpire Mike DiMuro during the eighth inning while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Farrell: Detroit, Oakland Both ‘Steep Challenge’

The closest John Farrell would come to expressing a preference between Oakland and Detroit is to note that one is kind of far away.

10/10/2013

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)

Dan Dickerson Recaps The Tigers 8-6 Win Over The A’s In Game 4 Of The ALDS

Going into Tuesday night’s game with Oakland, the Detroit Tigers found themselves in a spot they had never been in under Jim Leyland – facing elimination in Game 4 of a first round series.

97.1 The Ticket–10/10/2013

Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after closing out the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers 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)

Athletics Name Rookie Sonny Gray As Game 5 Starter

With buzz from Sonny Gray’s sensational Game 2 start still lingering, here comes the kid’s encore performance: The A’s have named him as their Game 5 starter for Thursday night’s final game with the Tigers.

97.1 The Ticket–10/09/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08: Fans react in the ninth inning of Game Four of the American League Division Series between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

View From The Stands: Tiger Fans Were “Into It” From The Beginning

Men and women stand shoulder to shoulder on the sidewalk waiting for the light; they’re facing north toward the ballpark.

97.1 The Ticket–10/09/2013

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

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