Pressure all on punchless Tigers after Game 3 ALDS loss to A's

Monday October 7th, 2013
Victor Martinez's shouting match against Grant Balfour was the closest the Tigers came to showing some fight in the ninth inning.
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The Tigers' way of getting it done usually involves balls landing on the other side of the fence, or at least bouncing out to the warning track. They have not looked like that team in this series. Cabrera is clearly not himself, but he is only one player. The lineup should be deeper than one guy. It's hard to describe exactly what has happened to the Tigers' hitting. But I suspect Balfour and Martinez have a word for it.

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