Tigers 5, Athletics 4

Updated: October 7, 2012, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Coco Crisp sprinted in from deep center field to put himself in position to make a basket catch that would end the seventh inning with the Oakland Athletics clinging to a one-run lead.

Instead, the ball off Miguel Cabrera's bat hit the heel of Crisp's glove, popped in and out of the mitt's webbing and left him trying to snag it with his bare right hand on a third attempt to make a key play.

"I had to make a decision between turning my glove over and going for the basket ...

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