DETROIT — A's batters have struck out a combined 29 times in the first two games of the American League Division Series, and a big deal is being made about that in media circles.

You know who is not making a big deal about it? The A's.

First baseman Brandon Moss, who struck out six times in his first eight plate trips, is sort of used to it. He led the team with 140 strikeouts despite not being a full-time player.

``They're strikeout pitchers, so it's OK,'' Moss said of Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, the Tigers starters in Games 1 and 2.

``We'll figure it out.'' A's manager Bob Melvin seems to be happy enough with Moss's approach and that of the rest of his lineup.

``He's got 30 home runs in the season and it's not like he's the only guy striking out,'' Melvin said. ``We have quite a few guys strike out, so there are probably a few guys that we need to stay patient with.''



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