Tigers score in 9th, beat A’s 5-4 for 2-0 lead

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Tigers score in 9th, beat A's 5-4 for 2-0 leadDetroit Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young, left, is tagged out by Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss (37), allowing teammate Miguel Cabrera to score from third, during the third inning of Game 2 of the American League division baseball series on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Credit: AP)

DETROIT (AP) — Don Kelly scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, then hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth that lifted the Detroit Tigers over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Sunday for a 2-0 lead in their AL playoff series.

Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera doubled twice for the Tigers, hit a fly ball that resulted in a two-run error and later singled in the ninth.

Detroit will go for a sweep of the division series matchup in Game 3 on Tuesday at Oakland.

The Tigers overcame three A’s leads and seesawed to victory. It was 1-all before a wild final three innings that included a big Oakland misplay, two game-tying wild pitches and several momentum changes.

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