Missed opportunity against Sox not lost on Tigers

Torii Hunter of the Detroit Tigers tries to catch a grand slam in the eighth inning of Game 2 of...

Torii Hunter of the Detroit Tigers tries to catch a grand slam in the eighth inning of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. (AL BELLO/Getty Images/AFP)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:56 PM ET

DETROIT - One moment, you’re contemplating how the Boston Red Sox can possibly survive after being humiliated so thoroughly at home. The next, you’re wondering how the Detroit Tigers can possibly rebound from such a spirit-crushing defeat.

One minute the Tigers have a 5-1 lead, on their way to a 2-0 series lead. The next, David Ortiz is circling the bases, Fenway Park is a madhouse and Detroit right fielder Torii Hunter has flipped head over heals into the bullpen risking life and limb to try to make the catch.

There is nothing quite like the agony and ecstasy of October baseball.

In the aftermath of Sunday’s dramatic Boston come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the Tigers to level the American League Championship Series at 1-1, there are more questions than answers and the great unknown is just how the events of the eighth and ninth innings on Sunday will affect what is yet to come.

The next three games of the series are in Detroit on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


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