Queen of Soul sings national anthem at the ALCS

DETROIT (AP) - The Queen of Soul is back, hoping to help her hometown Detroit Tigers bounce back in the AL championship series.

Aretha Franklin sang the national anthem, with plenty of soul, of course, before the Tigers played Texas in Game 3. The Rangers led 2-0 in the best-of-seven matchup.

Franklin, sporting a Tigers hat, was greeted by cheers from the Comerica Park crowd when she walked onto the field.

Many in the stands had goose bumps by the time her deliberate rendition was done under a full moon on a crisp and clear night with a huge U.S. flag covering much of the outfield.

The 69-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer legend underwent surgery last year for an undisclosed ailment. She has attributed losing more than 80 pounds to a change in diet and exercise.

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