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Rick Osentoski / USA TODAY Detroit Tigers players Jose Iglesias, left, Austin Jackson, middle, and Torii Hunter celebrate after defeating the Oakland Athletics 8-6 in Game 4 of the American League Division Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park in Detroit.

Tigers battle back, force Game 5

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DETROIT -- An evening of gambles paid off for the Detroit Tigers.

Two players taking on unfamiliar roles, shortstop Jhonny Peralta playing left field and starter Max Scherzer working in relief, made key contributions for Detroit in an 8-6 victory over the Athletics on Tuesday that sent the American League Division Series back to Oakland for a deciding fifth game Thursday night.

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