Detroit Tigers 5 Oakland Athletics 4
Tigers lead ALDS best-of-five 2-0
Don Kelly scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the eighth and then hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth that gave the Detroit Tigers victory over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Sunday for a 2-0 lead in their AL playoff series.
Detroit overcame three A's leads and seesawed to victory. It was 1-1 before a wild final three innings that included a key error by Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp, two game-tying wild pitches and several momentum changes.
Detroit will go for a sweep of the division series matchup in Game 3 on Tuesday at Oakland.
Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera doubled twice for the Tigers, hit a fly ball that Crisp dropped for two runs and later singled in the ninth.
It was the sixth straight postseason loss for the A's, all to Detroit. The Tigers swept Oakland in the 2006 AL championship series, winning the series on Magglio Ordonez's homer in Game 4 — which was Detroit's last sudden-death postseason win before Sunday.
Cincinnati Reds 9 San Francisco Giants 0
Reds lead NLDS best-of-five 2-0
Bronson Arroyo retired his first 14 batters and Cincinnati beat the San Francisco Giants 9-0 on Sunday night to head home with a 2-0 NL division series lead.
A pair of Ryans provided the big hits: Ryan Ludwick homered in the second inning and Ryan Hanigan hit a two-run single in the fourth and a later RBI single. Jay Bruce added a two-run double and Joey Votto had three hits.
Former San Francisco skipper Dusty Baker came into his old stomping grounds by the bay and left with two commanding victories 10 years after managing the Giants within six outs of a World Series title.
It was the worst playoff shutout in Giants history.
Game Three in the best-of-five series is Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.
New York Yankees 7 Baltimore Orioles 2
Yankees lead NLDS best-of-five 1-0
The Baltimore Orioles were blown away by a five-run ninth inning by the New York Yankees.
A tight game had been 2-2 from the top of the fourth inning, but in the top of the ninth a Russell Martin solo home run changed the game's momentum. Four more runs followed and the Yankees will take a 1-0 NLDS lead into game two on Monday. CC Sabathia pitched 8 2/3 innings for the Yankees.
Washington Nationals 3 St Louis Cardinals 2
Nationals lead ALDS best-of-five 1-0
As it happened
The Washington Nationals took a 1-0 lead in the NLDS with victory in St Louis.
Rookie Tyler Moore drove in the tying and winning runs giving the Nationals the advantage before game two in St Louis on Monday.
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