Tigers rally to beat A's and force Game 5

9:13 PM, Oct 8, 2013   |    comments
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Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - A spectator reached over the railing to touch a home run and Max Scherzer reached down to get out of a jam.

The Detroit Tigers tied the American League Division Series, but not without a heavy dose of drama.

The Tigers came from behind twice on Tuesday to beat the Athletics 8-6 and set up a deciding Game 5 in the series back in Oakland.

Victor Martinez hit a game-tying leadoff home run in the seventh inning that was reviewed because a man reached over the railing to touch the ball, and Austin Jackson added an RBI single to cap a two-run rally that gave the Tigers the lead after they trailed 3-0 and 4-3.

Game 1 winner Max Scherzer, who relieved starter Doug Fister in the seventh, escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the eighth with two strikeouts and a line drive and the Tigers added three runs in the bottom of the inning for some insurance.

They needed it. The A's scored twice and brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning against Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit, but Seth Smith struck out to end the game.

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