The 68 team was notorious for coming form behind. But there was a game (with the Angels I think) in the 80's where the came from like 9 run back in the ninth. Anyone recall when that was?
What about other comeback games? What are you're memories?
You might be thinking of a game in '86 (perhaps '85) where the Tigers lost a game by giving up 7 or 8 runs in the bottom of the ninth in Anaheim.
I remember that one because it was a 10:05 start and I was 10 or 11 years old - and fell asleep listening to the radio - but as I was fading away I felt confident that the Tigers would win.
I was shocked to find out they lost when I read the paper the next day. The photo in the paper was of the Angels celebrating at home plate - Don Sutton was in the photo - and I think Sutton was the Angels starter that day.
Back in '07 (I think) the Tigers lost to the Indians in the bottom of the ninth in Cleveland when the Indians went off for 7 runs or so.
Found a little write-up.
Scroll down to #8
"I believe that D'ick Schofield capped that rally off with a walkoff grand slam. "
Remember it like it was yesterday. That was my 18th birthday. What a way to spend a birthday!
Sort of. Big comeback over 5 innings. Cabrera capped that one too:
"The Tigers were losing by SEVEN runs late in the game and were on the cusp of making very bad history. They scored 3 in the 7th, 4 in the 8th, and one in the 9th to win the game 9-8 and thereby eliminate any chance that they could break or tie any "worst ever" records. "
I went to that game, best game I've ever been to. Against Twins.
Against the Sox last year they trailed 7-0, came back to make it 7-6. CHI sored another run to make it 8-0. Sanchez came in for the 9th and gave up a triple to AJ. Raburn then tied it with a HR. One out later Miggy hit the walk off HR.
This game put the Sox to bed as the Tigers finished the sweep on Sunday night baseball.Great game.