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|With two more homers in the NLDS, Beltran is padding his impressive playoff resume.|
When Game 3 starter Jarrod Parker awoke Sunday, several hours after the A's flight landed at 6:30 a.m., he texted Saturday's starter, Sonny Gray, to see if he was coming to Comerica Park.
"He said, 'I wasn't planning it.' I said, 'No, you stay in bed all day. You can do whatever you want today,' " Parker said during Sunday's off-day news conferences.
Gray's eight scoreless innings in the A's Game 2 victory over Detroit were largely responsible for the best-of-five American League Division Series being tied going into Parker's start Monday. And Parker now has Gray's gem for inspiration.
"I can't put into words how great he was and how fun that is to watch," Parker said.