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Tigers rally in bottom of the eighth, ALDS Game 2 is tied

Oct 7, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT

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The A’s tied this ALDS Game 2 in the top of the eighth inning when Yoenis Cespedes raced home from third base on a Joaquin Benoit wild pitch. And now the Tigers have answered in a similar fashion.

Delmon Young and Jhonny Peralta hit back-to-back singles to open the bottom of the eighth then advanced to second and third base when Andy Dirks executed a sacrifice bunt. Quintin Berry struck out looking against Oakland’s Ryan Cook for the Tigers’ second out but the runner from third scooted home in the next at-bat when Cook bounced a ball in front of A’s catcher George Kottaras and it made its way all the way to the backstop.

The score is tied 4-4 as the ninth inning gets underway. The drama is palpable in Detroit.

  1. historiophiliac - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    If I don’t look like Bill the Cat from all the stress when this thing is over, it will be a miracle.

  2. historiophiliac - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. randygnyc - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    And win it in the bottom of the ninth. Very entertaining.

  4. butchhuskey - Oct 7, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Honestly, Oakland shot themselves in the foot with their bad defense. Oh well, guess they’ll have to pull off another miracle at home.

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