The Oakland A’s, bitten by the injury bug, need to lean on starting pitcher Sonny Gray even more than expected.
After matching Tigers ace Justin Verlander pitch for pitch in Game 2, Gray could not repeat the feat in Game 5. It sounds like an injury, perhaps a rather serious one, is part of the reason why.
“Book your tickets to Boston. It’s in the bag.”
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.
Vogt hit a bases-loaded single in the ninth inning after Gray matched zeros with Justin Verlander in a dazzling postseason debut.