Five Best Moments at Comerica Park (VIDEOS)

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#1 October 14, 2006: Magglio clinches the 2006 AL Pennant walk-0ff style

The Detroit Tigers continued their improbable march through the 2006 postseason. After losing Game 1, in the ALDS the Tigers steamrolled the Yankees and set their sights on the favored Oakland Athletics in the ALCS. The Tigers stunned the A’s by taking the first two games in Oakland and easily beat them in Game 3 with yet another marvelous pitching performance from Kenny Rogers.

The Tigers would have to completely collapse to miss the World Series, but it looked like Game 4 wouldn’t be their day, falling behind the A’s 3-0 in the fourth inning. They chipped away at the lead, scoring two runs in the fifth and tying it in the sixth.

With the score tied at 3, there was high drama in the eighth inning when Jason Grilli got into trouble, loading the bases with two outs. Wil Ledezma came on in relief and got the final out.

The teams held firm through bottom eight and top nine, until the Tigers went to work with two out. Craig Monroe singled to right, Placido Polanco singled, moving Monroe to second. Magglio Ordonez stepped to the plate.

Though the Tigers faded out in five games in the World Series, this game and homer will not be soon forgotten.

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