A's & Red Sox Are One Win Away

DETROIT (AP) - The Oakland A's are one win away from moving on to the American League Championship Series. Rookie Dan Straily takes the mound for Oakland today against Detroit's Doug Fister. Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick and Seth Smith homered for the Athletics, who chased Anibal Sanchez in the fifth inning yesterday and defeated the Tigers 6-3 for a 2-1 lead in the AL division series. Things got heated toward the end of the game. The Tigers were in the process of going quietly in the ninth inning when Victor Martinez started looking back at the A's Grant Balfour after hitting a foul ball. Moments later, the two were shouting at each other and Martinez was heading slowly toward the mound. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox will try again tonight to advance to the American League Championship Series after losing Game 4 to the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-4. Jake Peavy gets the start for the Red Sox against the Rays' Jeremy Hellickson. Tampa Bay won when facing elimination for the fourth time in nine days, trimming Boston's lead to 2-1 in the best-of-five matchup. Jose Lobaton's (LOH'-bah-tohn) two-out, ninth-inning homer lifted the Rays to victory.

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