9. As good as a walk-off- Aug. 2
Score: Tigers 6, Rangers 5
The Tigers’ lead over the Rangers had disappeared with two Texas home runs in the top of the eighth.
Brennan Boesch met the challenge head-on, however, with a long home run to right that proved to be the difference. Not only that, but the victory came during a stretch in which Tigers were proving their toughness with one tight game after another. In fact, all eight of their victories during a 12-game stretch between July 31 and Aug. 13 were by one run.