Video: The Second-best Defensive Play to End a Tigers Game

I’ve decided that yesterday’s play by Austin Jackson and Alex Avila was the most exciting defensive play to end a Tigers game since July 24, 1983 when Chet Lemon stole a homer from Rod Carew at the Big A.

The catch gave the Tigers 4-3, 12-inning win and kept them just a half-game out of first behind the Orioles.

Here’s a WDIV Tigers promo from 1986 that plays off that unbelievable catch.

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  1. Although it wasn’t the last out, Curtis Granderson’s robbing off Grady Sizemore at Cleveland in ’09 to save the game always comes to mind when I think of the most exciting Tiger plays.

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