OAKLAND -

The Oakland Athletics waited until the 9th inning Wednesday night to take the lead and beat the Detroit Tigers, 4-3, on a Coco Crisp walkoff single.

The A's have forced a Game 5 with the Tigers in the AL division series.

Game 5 is Thursday night in Oakland.

1st inning:

The Tigers were unable to get on base in the top of the inning. Three went up to bat, three went out.

Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-out single. Scherzer's two strikeouts were enough to get him out of the inning.

Score: Tigers 0, A's 0

2nd inning:

Andy Dirks hit a two-out double. Griffin popped up Jhonny Peralta to get the final out. Dirks stranded at 2nd.

Scherzer struck out Josh Reddick swinging. Josh Donaldson grounded out. Scherzer got another K to end the inning.

Scores: Tigers 0, A's 0

3rd inning:

Alex Avila offered a leadoff double. Omar Infante moved Avila to third with a sacrifice bunt. Austin Jackson's base hit scored Avila. Quintin Berry popped up. Miguel Cabrera grounded out to end the inning.

Scherzer got another strikeout, his 5th of the game. He popped up two other Athletics to get out of the inning.

Score: Tigers 1, A's 0

4th inning:

Prince Fielder started the inning with a homerun to put the Tigers up 2-0. Delmon Young followed with a base hit. Dirks singled with no outs. Griffin got a double play off a Peralta grounder. Avila's fly ball to outfield ended the side.

Scherzer made quick work of the Athletics in the bottom of the 4th. Three up, three down. He threw just five pitches.

Score: Tigers 2, A's 0

5th inning:

Infante was retired by Griffin and Jackson popped one out the left field. Berry popped it up.

Reddick struck out -- Scherzer's 6th K. He got his 7th K against the next batter, Josh Donaldson. Seth Smith walked with 2 outs. Derek Norris moved Smith to third with a base hit. Scherzer struck out Cliff Pennington to end the inning. That was his 8th K.

Score: Tigers 2, A's 0

6th inning:

Griffin popped up Miguel Cabrera, but A's outfielders could not make the play. Cabrera went to first with no outs. Griffin was pulled after 85 pitches and 57 strikes. LH pitcher Jerry Blevins entered the game. Fielder hit into double play. Blevins got Delmon Young to ground out to end the side.