Al Alburquerque keeps baseballs away from mouth, A's

Al Alburquerque was in a bit of a ballyhoo after he kissed a baseball in Game 2. The A's weren't livid, exactly, but it was something they noticed. Jonny Gomes said the "baseball gods" would take care of the situation.

Alburquerque's first batter was Josh Donaldson. He lined a sure hit right to the second baseman, who caught it for out #1. The first rule about the baseball gods is that you don't talk about the baseball gods. The second rule about the baseball gods is that YOU DON'... wait, no, the second rule about the baseball gods is that they're complete asses. So of course the first A's batter Alburquerque faces hits into BABIP hell.

After that, it was a quite inning. Seth Smith was called out on strikes, taking a slider high in the zone, and Derek Norris grounded out to third to end the inning.

The dream season of the A's is six outs away from ending unless they can scratch out a run against the Tigers' bullpen.

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