It couldn’t have been a better night for a baseball game at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
The earlier gray clouds that brought light sprinkles in late afternoon had moved east, the sun was shining the sky was turning blue, and the temperatures were in the mid-70’s.
While the Detroit Tigers have had, what should I say, a challenging season, they roared quickly at the beginning of the game with a grand slam home run, and led the Minnesota Twins 5-0.
We were thrilled to see the Tigers get off to such a strong start, and settled in, thinking the Tigers would hold their lead.
Unfortunately, we were proven wrong when the Twins scored five runs in the third inning, went on to add additional runs, and took the lead.
Can the Detroit Tigers Regain the Lead?
The Twins eventually had an 11-7 lead at the top of the eighth inning. It was a frustrating five innings to watch, hoping the Tigers would score and move ahead.
The Tigers scored three runs in the eighth inning, bringing the score to 11-10. Still not enough.
The bottom of the ninth inning gave the Tigers their last chance to battle back and win the game.
Mahtook hit a single. Justin Upton came up to bat, and when pitcher Matt Belisle threw a fastball, swung and sent the ball flying over the left-field fence.
The Tigers won with Upton’s walkoff homerun, winning the game 12-11. What a way to end the game!