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A's top Tigers 6-3 for 2-1 AL division series lead

DETROIT — Turns out the Oakland Athletics don't need a brilliant pitching performance to beat Detroit.

They can outslug the Tigers too.

Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick and Seth Smith homered for the Athletics, who chased Anibal Sanchez in the fifth inning Monday and beat the Tigers 6-3 for a 2-1 AL division series lead.

Moss broke a 3-all tie in the fifth with a solo shot, and Smith's two-run drive later in the inning ended Sanchez's day. It was an impressive offensive show after the teams split two tense, low-scoring games in Oakland.

Oakland can close out the series Tuesday.


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