With no margin for error, the Detroit Tigers used home run power, a lucky bounce, and an incredible performance from Justin Verlander to stay alive in the ALCS with a 7-5 win over the Texas Rangers.
Just minutes away from the 5th Anniversary of their elimination win over the Yankees in Game Four of the American League Division Series in Detroit in 2006, the Detroit Tigers eliminated the New York Yankees in the first round again – this time with a heart-stopping 3-2 win in Game Five in New York.
It wasn’t easy – but the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS, 5-4, taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five first round series.
It seems every day, the Detroit Tigers find new ways to win – and find someone new to deliver that win.
The Detroit Tigers won their 8th straight game – and won for the third time in eight home games on a walk-off home run – when Brandon Inge hit a solo shot with two outs in the bottom of the 9th to deliver a 3-2 win over the Twins.
The Detroit Tigers pulled off one of their most electrifying comebacks in years – rallying from seven runs down to stun the White Sox with a 9-8 win.
On a night when his two primary relievers were not available, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland put the game in the hands of Phil Coke – and Coke came through in a big way.
It wasn’t easy. But the Detroit Tigers completed a sweep of the Cleveland Indians on Sunday with a heart-stopping 8-7 win – Austin Jackson saved the day by throwing out Kosuke Fukudome at the plate to end the game.
It went right down to the final pitch – but the Tigers salvaged one game out of their three game series with the Dodgers with a 7-5 win on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera came up big in the late innings – and the Tigers evened up their series with the White Sox in Chicago with a 4-2 win.