Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/8/14
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DETROIT -- It had to be the biggest out Omir Santos has ever made. Santos lofted a sacrifice fly to right with one out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning Saturday night to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Santos was in the lineup only because original starter Alex Avila woke up Saturday morning with hamstring tightness that didn't go away during pre-game workouts. The only other viable alternative, Gerald Laird, felt some hamstring tightness beating out a single Friday night. If both Avila and Laird had been healthy, there's a good chance Santos would have been designated for assignment and sent back to Toledo if he'd cleared waivers. But Santos stepped up and hit an 0-1 pitch deep enough to Nick Swisher in right that Brennan Boesch was able to get home with the winning run. Boesch singled to right with one out in the ninth and went to third when slumping Jhonny Peralta lined a single to right. New York changed from David Phelps, a r...
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