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Game 84 // Ninth Inning, Detroit // The Great Royals’ Final Go

TOP OF THE NINTH: ROYALS 7 (2) – 4 TIGERS

 

They’re on the telecast, this last inning in Detroit, breathing a last gasp of hope for all the remaining audience: “And the Royals are saying, this game ain’t over!”
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Game 74 // Fifteenth Inning, Seattle // The Seager Game

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTEENTH: MARINERS 6 (4) – 5 TIGERS

 

An e to an a, a Pete to a Kyle, and a late-night extras win in Seattle for Seager: “If he had a homer, he’d homer in the morning. He’d homer in the evening, all over this land. He’d homer out danger, he’d homer out a warning, he’d homer out love between his brothers and sisters, all over this land.” Continue reading “Game 74 // Fifteenth Inning, Seattle // The Seager Game”

Game 72 // Ninth Inning, Detroit // Death of a Metsfan

TOP OF THE NINTH: TIGERS 6 – 5 METS

 

The Detroit Tigers are wearing uniform tops with Tigres written in navy across the fronts, meaning one of three things: The equipment manager overlooked a run of typos; they’ve been bought out and renamed as a companion team by Tigres UANL, top-league fútbol team of Monterrey; or it’s some sort of Spanish-language night at Comerica Park and the translation has been deemed a plus for local promotions.

Safe to say the latter wins out there, though from a glance it’s not entirely clear. Continue reading “Game 72 // Ninth Inning, Detroit // Death of a Metsfan”

Game 57 // Fifth Inning, Detroit // The Day the Indians Soared

TOP OF THE FIFTH: INDIANS 8 (2) – 2 TIGERS

 

Left, right, left, right—a pinball-esque onslaught of baseballs soaring into the outfield stands of Comerica Park, unlocking bonus rounds and score multipliers, and it’s nine straight wins stacked up, reeled in, strung together, for the first-place Cleveland Indians, on their way to the top of the A.L. heap. Continue reading “Game 57 // Fifth Inning, Detroit // The Day the Indians Soared”

Game 33 // Seventh Inning, Baltimore // Triple Schoop

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH: ORIOLES 7 (2) – 5 TIGERS

 

It’s rally time at Camden Yards, with the Orioles down three and the crowd chanting the “Seven Nation Army” bass-line refrain: “Ohhhh, oh-oh-oh-ohhhh, ohhhhh…”  They roar out in repeated rounds, batter after batter, until the Tigers give in—hypnotized into a five-run seventh inning. Continue reading “Game 33 // Seventh Inning, Baltimore // Triple Schoop”

Game 30 // Eighth Inning, Detroit // Pink-Power Rangers

TOP OF THE EIGHTH: RANGERS 7 (0) – 2 TIGERS

 

Upton at the wall. His hands on the chainlink fence between green padding sections, pressed up against @tigers @tigers @tigers printed in white lowercase letters, ringing the outfield at Comerica Park in a long, single-file row. He’s standing on the dirt warning track like a boat run aground, with his #8 jersey number and name printed in pink. It’s Mother’s Day. Continue reading “Game 30 // Eighth Inning, Detroit // Pink-Power Rangers”