When Detroit's Don Kelly watched Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder take consecutive intentional walks to load the bases in the 14th inning, he wasn't surprised.
He also knew it set up a great chance for him to end this marathon game.
Kelly took advantage of it, singling in the go-ahead run to start a four-run 14th inning and the Tigers beat the Houston Astros 7-3 Thursday night.
The Tigers tied it in the eighth with help from right-fielder Rick Ankiel's error.
Austin Jackson led off the 14th with a ground-rule double. Jackson advanced to third on a groundout by Torii Hunter before the intentional walks to Cabrera and Fielder to load the bases.
''Those are the opportunities that you want,'' Kelly said. ''If I'm managing in the other dugout, I'm walking Miggy and Prince, too.''
''That's a smart move,'' he added.
But it didn't work out for the Astros.
Kelly's dribbling grounder to right field scored Jackson and chased Dallas Keuchel (0-1), who came in to start the 10th. Matt Tu...