Coco Crisp stars for Oakland Athletics in 2-0 win over Detroit Tigers in the American League Divisional Series

Last Updated: 10/10/12 7:25am

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Coco Crisp: Inspirational with both bat and glove

Coco Crisp: Inspirational with both bat and glove

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Coco Crisp showed his worth with bat and glove as the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 to stay alive in their American League Divisional Series.

Trailing 2-0 in the five-game series coming into the match, Crisp got the A's off to the start they needed by singling and scoring in the first.

He then made a spectacular catch at the wall in the second to deny Prince Fielder a home run.

Seth Smith homered in the fifth to tack on an insurance run and Brett Anderson pitched six scoreless innings, ensuring the series will need a game four, again in Oakland, with the Tigers leading 2-1.

The San Francisco Giants also forced a fourth game in their National League Divisional Series with Cincinnati Reds, claiming a 2-1 win in ugly fashion.

The Giants needed a passed ball and a Scott Rolen fielding error to score Buster Posey in the 10th, for what proved to be the winning run.

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