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Dan Dickerson Recaps The Tigers Walk-Off Win Against The A’s [AUDIO]

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DETROIT, MI - JUNE 30:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with first base coach Omar Vizquel #31 after hitting a ninth-inning grand slam to win the game over the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on June 30, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Athletics 5-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – JUNE 30: Rajai Davis #20 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with first base coach Omar Vizquel #31 after hitting a ninth-inning grand slam to win the game over the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on June 30, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Athletics 5-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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Rajai Davis Walk-Off HR

971audiobackground Dan Dickerson Recaps The Tigers Walk Off Win Against The As [AUDIO]
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By: Dan Dickerson
@dan_dickerson

The Detroit Tigers finished a night honoring the 1984 World Champion Detroit Tigers in the most dramatic of ways – with the rarest of hits: with the Tigers down by three in the bottom of the 9th, Rajai Davis hit a walk-off Grand Slam to deliver an incredible 5-4 win for the Tigers. The Slam was notable in so many ways:

-it came against Sean Doolittle, who had allowed one run in 27 innings since April.
-it came after Austin Jackson – in a 9 pitch battle – worked Doolittle for a walk right before Davis stepped to the plate. Doolittle had walked one batter all season – with 57 strikeouts.
-it was just the 11th walk-off Grand Slam in American League history that came in the 9th inning or later, with a team down by three runs – an “Ultimate Grand Slam”…
-it came on a night when Alan Trammell – the only other Tigers player to hit an Ultimate Slam – was in the ballpark, for the 30th anniversary celebration.
-it marked the 2nd consecutive game at Comerica Park – in the regular season – where the A’s had taken a 3 run lead to the bottom of the ninth, only to lose on a walk-off HR. Torii Hunter hit a three run walk-off home run off Grant Balfour to cap a 4-run rally, and deliver a 7-6 win over the A’s last August.

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