DETROIT — Stephen Vogt raised his right arm as he took off for first and did it again with a celebratory whipped cream pie covering his face. Then once more for the cheering crowd as he left the field following another Athletics walkoff win.
Because of Vogt and fellow rookie Sonny Gray, Oakland headed to Detroit tied with the Tigers after two games in their best-of-five American League Division Series, Vogt getting the winning hit in a 1-0 victory Saturday night.
"It's a crazy feeling," the former Ray said Sunday after an overnight flight. "Haven't really processed what happened (Saturday) night. It's been a whirlwind. It's been a crazy, crazy few hours, I suppose."
A STELLAR NO. 3: RHP Anibal Sanchez, who led the AL with a 2.57 ERA, starts tonight for the Tigers against Oakland. He follows former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, this year's Cy Young favorite, in the rotation.
"This year I just tried to keep to the level of those guys," Sanchez said. "For me, I've got my job, and every five days, I try at that point to throw a really good game."
PERALTA'S return: Detroit INF Jhonny Peralta will be in the lineup today for his first home game since he was suspended for 50 games as part of baseball's drug investigation.