Posted October 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
The crowd at Comerica Park roared its approval when Detroit's tying homer against Oakland was upheld by a video review. John Bendzinski might have been the happiest fan in the Motor City. ''I was relieved,'' Bendzinski said during Game 4, which Detroit won 8-6 Tuesday night to send the AL division series to a decisive fifth game in Oakland. ''These guys were all going after the ball and I cleared them all out. It was unbelievable, baby!'' Instead of joining infamous fans Jeffrey Maier and Steve Bartman, the suburban Detroit chef is simply a guy with a story to tell his friends. Tigers slugger Victor Martinez connected in the seventh inning, but the drive to right was disputed by the A's because two fans appeared to interfere with the ball that right fielder Josh Reddick leaped to catch. After looking at replays, fans cheered when they saw an umpire twirl his right finger in the air to signal the homer stood. ''It was clear he was not going to catch the ball, so it was clearly ...
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