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Verlander leads Tigers past A's in Game 5

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Joaquin Benoit (53), Justin Verlander (35) and catcher Alex Avila celebrate after the Tigers beat the Athletics 3-0 Thursday to win Game 5 of an American League Division Series in Oakland, Calif.

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Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander had a no-hitter heading into the seventh inning Thursday night.

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Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem in Oakland while carrying a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Athletics 3-0 Thursday night and back into the AL championship series. Joaquin Benoit retired Seth Smith on a fly ball with two on in the ninth to close out the deciding game of their division series.
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    • Joaquin Benoit (53), Justin Verlander (35) and catcher Alex Avila celebrate after the Tigers beat the Athletics 3-0 Thursday to win Game 5 of an American League Division Series in Oakland, Calif.
    • Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander had a no-hitter heading into the seventh inning Thursday night.
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