Evan Scribner made his postseason debut and became the sixth rookie pitcher used by Oakland in the division series, an MLB record. The A's used nine rookies overall, tying another mark.

The A's are now 0-5 in five-game division series, the other losses coming from 2000 to 2003.

Dating back to the 1990 World Series, Oakland has now lost eight of their past nine postseason series.

The A's struck out 50 times against Detroit, an Oakland record for a five-game series. Josh Reddick set the individual franchise mark with 10 whiffs, one more than Dib Williams in the 1931 World Series.

LF Yoenis Cespedes hit safely in all five games in his postseason debut.

Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Thursday night was famed rapper and music producer MC Hammer, who spent eight years (1973-1980) as a clubhouse assistant and bat boy in Oakland, when he was known as Stanley Burrell.