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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Torii Hunter
When the Detroit Tigers introduced new closer Joe Nathan this week, the news conference quickly became about a lot more than Joe Nathan.
Leyland was 700-597 with the Tigers. In all, he is 1,769-1,728 with the Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies. He won the World Series in 1997 with Florida.
A picture of Jim Leyland's face stared out from the video board at an empty Comerica Park, next to that familiar Olde English "D" and a message that said simply: "Thank You Jim."
Boston returns to Fenway Park with a 3-2 lead in the AL championship series. The Red Sox can win the American League pennant Saturday, when the Tigers' Max Scherzer faces Boston's Clay Buchholz in Game 6.
Torii Hunter had a two-run double and Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs after manager Jim Leyland dropped Jackson to eighth in the order and moved everyone else up a place following the Tigers' 1-0 loss in Game 3.
Jim Leyland had finally seen enough.
Boston police officer Steve Horgan never imagined that a simple gesture celebrating a thrilling comeback by the Red Sox would create such a buzz.
Photos captured Horgan's raised arms next to the upturned legs of Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, who tumbled over the short wall into the Fenway Park bullpen in an unsuccessful attempt to catch David Ortiz's grand slam. The result: a flood of media attention and a new name for his joyous, hands-up gesture: "Horganing."
John Lackey edged Justin Verlander in the latest duel of these pitching-rich playoffs, and Boston's bullpen shut down Detroit's big boppers with the game on the line to lift the Red Sox over the Tigers 1-0 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in the ALCS.
The Tigers were cruising to their second straight win at Fenway Park, with starter Max Scherzer taking a no-hitter and a 5-0 lead into the sixth inning. But with one swing, Big Papi changed everything.
Detroit Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera left Thursday's game against the Oakland Athletics after hurting his abdomen while making an awkward slide trying to stretch a single into a double.
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has homered in his first at-bat after missing four games because of an injured left hip.
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is back in Detroit's lineup after missing four games because of an injured left hip.
All-Star outfielder Torii Hunter might want to shoo away his new shoes.
Ryan Braun stood on a spring training field and proclaimed he was innocent of using banned testosterone.
"I was going to give it every attempt to go out there and try to catch that ball," Hunter said. "If it takes for me to get knocked out or die on the field, I guess I've got to do it."