The Oakland Athletics had their backs against the wall, trailing the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in the American League Division Series heading into last night’s game.
Facing elimination, the A’s got dominant pitching from Brett Anderson and some stellar defence behind him, and won 2-0 to force Game 4.
In the second inning, with the A’s already leading 1-0, Prince Fielder got hold of a hanging breaking ball over the heart of the plate that seemed destined to fall over the right-centre field fence. But Coco Crisp sprinted to his left and leaped at the face of the wall to steal the run away.
Here’s Crisp’s tremendous catch:
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