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Sonny Gray, not Colon, to start for A's

Updated: October 10, 2013, 12:33 AM ET
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Athletics manager Bob Melvin will turn to rookie Sonny Gray in Game 5 of the AL Division Series against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, bypassing Game 1 loser Bartolo Colon.

"He's a little bit of a bulldog, he's scared of nothing," Melvin said of Gray, noting the right-hander's experience on the big stage just last Saturday.

Melvin said he doesn't know how he might use, if at all, 18-game winner Colon, who is "willing to do anything."

"I'm ...

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