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Athletics 4, Tigers 3

Updated: October 11, 2012, 2:13 AM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jose Valverde sat at his locker in disbelief, head down and elbows on his knees. His Tigers teammates ate in stunned silence.

Valverde, Detroit's demonstrative closer who saved all 49 of his chances last year, blew the save with his team on the cusp of a second straight trip to the AL championship series and the Oakland Athletics rallied once more to force a Game 5 in their AL division series with a 4-3 win Wednesday night.

"We all have his back," catcher Gerald ...

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