This One For Sparky! Tigers Come From Behind To Win

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Was Sparky Anderson helping the Tigers from above? Detroit went into the eighth inning behind by one but score seven and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Sunday afternoon.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – the Tigers rally in the eighth inning with two out, scoring seven runs on the day Detroit retired former manager George ‘Sparky’ Anderson’s No. 11.

Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead single with men on to start the scoring for the Detroit Tigers in the eighth inning.

The Tigers trailed 2-1 when pinch-hitter Don Kelly singled with one out in the eighth off reliever Aaron Heilman (4-1). After Austin Jackson struck out, Casper Wells drew a walk.

David Hernandez then came on and didn’t retire any of the four batters he faced. He walked Magglio Ordonez to load the bases, allowed Cabrera’s two-run single and gave up RBI singles to Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta.

Brandon Inge hit a two-run single off Bryan Shaw to make it 7-2, and Kelly reached on an error, with another run scoring.

Al Alburquerque (5-1) pitched 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief for Detroit.

Detroit Tigers fans, meanwhile, shared their memories of Sparky Anderson. Click here for the story.

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