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Scherzer, Tigers Rally Past Oakland 8-6 To Extend Series

By NOAH TRISTER/AP Baseball Writer
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(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) – Max Scherzer escaped a major jam in relief and the Detroit Tigers – helped by two fans who reached out to try to reel in Victor Martinez’s disputed home run – rallied past the Oakland Athletics 8-6 on Tuesday to force a decisive fifth game in their AL division series.

Playing catch-up most of the way, the Tigers tied it first with Jhonny Peralta’s three-run homer in the fifth inning and then on Martinez’s solo shot in the seventh. A couple of fans attempted to catch Martinez’s drive, and at least one of them bobbled the ball as he reached over the railing above the wall – preventing right fielder Josh Reddick from having any chance at a leaping grab.

Reddick and center fielder Coco Crisp immediately protested, pointing up at the stands in the hope of a fan-interference call. But umpires upheld the home run after a replay review.

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