On Sunday, Austin Jackson saved the Big Potato's ass.
The Tigers had an 8-7 lead over the Indians entering the top of the 9th and Jose Valverde was sent to the mound to preserve the win.
The Big Potato walked Kosuke Fukudome. Then he hit Jason Donald.
Then Jack Hannahan bunted and was thrown out at 1st, but not before moving the runners to 2nd and 3rd base.
With 1 out, pinch-hitter Matt LaPorta hit a liner toward centerfield. Austin Jackson caught the ball, on the run, and fired a laser to Alex Avila who tagged Fukudome out at the plate!
The Tigers swept the Indians.
On a day when the Tigers' promotional giveaway was a Victor Martinez Backpack for kids, V-Mart hit a 2-run home run. Delmon Young, also, went DEEP and added 4 RBIs.
It was the most-attended 3-game series in Comerica Park's history.
The weekend series drew a total of 132,239 fans
Sunday's attendance of 43,388 put the Tigers over 2 million fans for the
7th straight season.
I took the kids and we sat in Kaline's Corner...
I saw a guy rockin' a Kenny Rogers' jersey...
Whenever you have 43,388 Tigers' fans in one place - you have a lot of
Oh, and, in the 6th inning, Jim Leyland burst from the dugout - like Usain Bolt comin' outta the blocks - to argue a call at 3rd base. He was promptly ejected.
Jose Valverde extended his franchise-record save streak to 37-in-37 opportunities.
The Tigers NOW own a 4 1/2 game lead in the AL Central.