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Did you know? ALDS Game 3: OAK 6, DET 3

Did you know? ALDS Game 3: OAK 6, DET 3

Did you know? ALDS Game 3: OAK 6, DET 3

A look at some notable facts and figures from the Oakland Athletics' 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in Game 3 of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on Monday.

• Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez's start (4 1/3 innings) was his shortest since June 15. He went five or more innings in 27 of his 29 starts this season.

• Against the A's at Comerica Park this season, Sanchez allowed nine earned runs -- including four home runs -- in 9 1/3 innings.


• Only two pitchers with at least 120 innings gave up fewer home runs than Sanchez this year. The Athletics had three Monday.

• Oakland hit 186 home runs during the season -- the most of any playoff team -- and hit its first three of the postseason in Monday's game.

• The A's are 64-6 this year when hitting more home runs than their opponent.

• Oakland's Brandon Moss has hit five home runs in five games at Comerica Park.

• The A's Josh Reddick entered Monday 0-for-9 with two strikeouts in his career against Sanchez. His first hit against him was a solo home run in the fourth for his second career postseason homer.

• Oakland's Seth Smith entered the series 7-for-19 with three career regular-season homers versus Sanchez. He went 2-for-3 with a home run in Game 3.

• Detroit's Miguel Cabrera extended his franchise record by reaching base in his 27th consecutive postseason game.

• The A's Yoenis Cespedes has hit safely in eight consecutive games, which is tied for the fourth-longest postseason hitting streak in Athletics history.

• The A's have scored 40 runs in five games this season at Comerica Park.

• A's pitchers had a 20-inning scoreless streak against the Tigers before a three-run fourth -- the longest streak in A's postseason history since the 1974 team had a 30-inning streak.

• The A's turned the fewest double plays in the Majors this year, but they turned two key twin killings Monday.

• After going 10-for-26 (.385) in seven regular-season games against the Tigers, the A's Jed Lowrie is 0-for-10 with five strikeouts in the ALDS.

• The A's and Tigers combined to put up as many runs through the first 3 1/2 innings of Game 3 (six) as they did in the first two games of the ALDS.

• Detroit is 6-49 this year when trailing after seven innings.

• Teams which go ahead 2-1 in a Division Series have won the series 35 out of 43 times.

Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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