UPDATES & NEWS
Justin Verlander dominated the A's again striking out 10 and allowing just two hits, one walk over eight scoreless innings as the Tigers advance to the ALCS with their 3-0 victory Thursday.
Verlander extended his streak of consecutive postseason scoreless innings against the A's to 29, which is a postseason record for any pitcher versus any single team.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva