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GIF: Prince Fielder Tries To Avoid Tag With Ill-Advised Belly-Flop In Game 6

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Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates at first base after hitting a first inning single against the Boston Red Sox - (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) File. October 15, 2013.

Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates at first base after hitting a first inning single against the Boston Red Sox – (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) File. October 15, 2013.

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BOSTON — After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the sixth inning, the Tigers grabbed a 2-1 lead over the Red Sox on Victor Martinez’s two-run single in the bottom half. They had runners on the corners with no outs and were primed to break the game open.

Instead, Jhonny Peralta hit a little tapper to second base that Dustin Pedroia scooped and tagged Martinez as he ran by. Rather than go to first base for the double play, he threw home to keep Prince Fielder from scoring. Hilarity ensued:

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