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Jarrod Parker gets nod for A's

Updated: October 6, 2012, 11:14 AM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- One team has the reigning MVP and another player who just won the Triple Crown.

The Oakland Athletics will try to counter all that by sending -- who else? -- a rookie to the mound.

"We've been the 'David' all year," A's right-hander Jarrod Parker said. "I think obviously it's a role and an image that we've kind of taken on and been able to embrace and it's fun."

Parker will start against Detroit ace Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the division series Saturday ...

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