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Athletics wallop Tigers pitchers, 17-3

Bob Wojnowski, Tony Paul and Chris McCosky discuss the Tigers at the quarter pole of the season. The Detroit News

Detroit — OK, that's not exactly the Toledo-to-Detroit pipeline Tigers fans had in mind.

Chris Bassitt, who was born in Toledo and who grew up in nearby Genoa, pitched eight brilliant innings in front of a rowdy cheering section of friends and family behind home plate, and the Athletics hit five monstrous home runs in blitzing the Tigers, 17-3, on an otherwise glorious Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.

It was the A's 12th consecutive victory over the Tigers, a streak that dates to May 2017.