Walk Off Grand Slam for 1st Place Tigers

Detroit defeats A's 5-4 in the bottom of the 9th inning

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With one of the greatest comeback wins in recent history the Detroit Tigers defeated the Oakland A's 5-4 with a Rajai Davis walk off grand slam home run.   Trailing 4-1 going into the bottom of the ninth inning the Tigers put the three runners abroad right away.   Rajai Davis who had made several great catches already during the game would steal the show in the 9th inning.  

In the biggest victory celebration at Comerica Park since being the same Oakland A's in the 2012 ALCS the celebrating was on.  After the grand slam cleared the left field fence the dog pile was on at home plate.   The sell out crowd went wild in cheering on their first place Tigers.  

With over 42,000 fans in attendance for the ceremony honoring the 30th anniversary of the 1984 World Champion Detroit Tigers.   Many of the players were in attendance in the pre-game ceremony which included a question and answer session in concourse at Comerica Park.    Then they honored the team again on field prior to the start of the game.   The final classic moment is when they had Alan Trammell, Lou Whittaker and Dave Bergman take the field and turn a double play for olde times.   The crowd went wild. 

Anibal Sanchez had another strong start going 7 innings and only allowing 1 earned run.   The hitting star of the night would be Rajai Davis and All-Star Miguel Cabrera who would stoke a double and home run during the game.  The Tigers now are starting to separate themselves from the other teams in the Central Division.   It was a hot night at the ballpark and they sent home the sell out crowd very happy.  

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