Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie
The Tigers score in the bottom of the 9th inning to beat the Royals 5-4.
The lead in the division is up to 1.5 games.
Unbelievable final frame. Valverde has been up and down this year, and it seems like he's been doing his best Todd Jones/Mike Henneman/every other neurotic closer the Tigers have ever had impression over the past few months. He's going to need to improve immediately if they have any hopes for going far.
Fielder has shown throughout the season that he's not just a big bat, that he can do the little things like baserunning, fielding, and shortening the swing on a 2 strike count. Anything to help the team.
And God bless Alex Avila and his bulletproof body.