ALDS: Oakland 2 Detroit 0 - Oakland's Brett Anderson out-pitched Detroit's Anibal Sanchez and the Oakland A's avoided elimination with a 2-0 win at home.
With the 2-0 lead in hand, the A's went to their bullpen. After Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle worked uneventful seventh and eighth innings, Grant Balfour closed the door in the ninth, earning the save.
Oakland pitchers totaled 11 strikeouts of Detroit batters, including Austin Jackson twice and Omar Infante three times, at the top of the Tiger lineup. Anderson walked two and struck out six, getting the win in his first post-season start.
The series continues Wednesday in Oakland with the Tigers ahead, two games to one. Start time for game four is 9:37 pm EDT.
In the top of the 10th, Rolen bobbled a rather routine ground ball off the bat of Joaquin Arias, after Posey and Hunter Pence had singled off Reds' reliever Jonathan Broxton to lead off the inning. Following a pair of strikeouts, the runners advanced to second and third on a passed ball, and, when Arias scooted down the line to beat Rolen's late throw, Posey crossed the plate with the go-ahead run.
Sergio Romo got the win, holding the Reds hitless over the ninth and 10th innings, sending the series to game four in Cincinnati with the Reds still up, two games to one.
Wednesday's game starts at 4:07 pm EDT. If the Giants win game four and force a deciding game five, Matt Cain goes to the mound for the Giants against Cincy's Mat Latos.