A's, T'rs scoreless through first inning

Well, you should be able to abbreviate it T'rs.

With an imbalanced lineup like the Tigers' group, it's easy to get caught up in the players you don't expect a lot from. Sure, they have Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, but what about Quintin Berry and Delmon Young.

Problem with that is those guys occasionally get on in front of the big guys. And with one out in the top of the first, Berry roped a double past Coco Crisp in center, setting the table for the dual-headed monster in the middle of the lineup. But A's starter Jarrod Parker got both Cabrera and Fielder to ground out to the left side.

In the bottom half, things were mostly quiet. With two outs, Yoenis Cespedes slammed a double off Tigers starter Justin Verlander, but Seth Smith hit a comebacker on the first pitch he saw, ending the threat.

Parker threw 12 pitches in the inning, 10 for strikes, while Verlander threw 13 pitches, nine for strikes. It's been a crisp game on both sides, roped doubles notwithstanding.

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