Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/2/12
DETROIT – Omir Santos stroked a sacrifice fly to right with one out in the ninth inning Saturday night to give the Detroit Tigers a see-saw 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees.Santos, Detroit’s only available catcher, was 1-for-5 with a sacrifice bunt prior to his game-winning at-bat. Brennan Boesch grounded a curveball for a single to right with one out in the ninth and never hesitated in going to third when slumping Jhonny Peralta lined a single to extreme right field.New York changed from David Phelps, a right-hander, to lefty Boone Logan when it was announced Jim Leyland was going to use his only available bench player, switch-hitting Ramon Santiago, to hit for lefty swinging Don Kelly. Santiago was intentionally walked in favor of the weak-hitting Omir Santos. Both of Detroit’s other catchers, Alex Avila and Gerald Laird, are nursing tight hamstrings and were not available. Even though he wound up with the win, raising his record to 3-1, teams have discovered this seaso...
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