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DETROIT Don Kelly probably wasn't even supposed to start Tuesday's game but he ended up making the play of the game.
Hot-hitting Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia led off the second inning and absolutely smoked one of Anibal Sanchez's pitches. It was headed out of the park -- until Kelly leaped and brought it back in.
"I didn't know how far it was going to carry," Kelly said. "He hit it, obviously, pretty well. So just to be able to get back there and catch it was awesome."
Kelly's fellow corner outfielder has stolen a home run or two in his day and he was impressed.
"I really respect that kind of art, robbing home runs," Torii Hunter said. "I think when he robbed it, I was jumping up and down like a little kid in a candy store. I was like, yay! It was pretty awesome. Donnie Kelly's a good guy and he plays hard and to do that, I'm happy for him."
Unlike Hunter, however, Kelly doesn't think it's a better...
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However, as impressive as their play was my play of the day has to go to Don Kelly.
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Detroit Tigers left fielder Don Kelly made an outstanding leaping grab at the wall, but was it better than the web gem Brandon Phillips gave us?
Your browser does not support iframes.Detroit Tigers utilityman Don Kelly got his chance to start in left field on Tuesday. And he didn't disappoint.Kelly, 33, may be owed a nice steak dinner from Tigers pitchers Anibal Sanchez after robbing a home run hit by Toronto's J.P. Arencibia. The play came during the top of the second inning in Detroit's 7-3 win over the visiting...
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Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez missed Tuesday's 7-3 win over Toronto after cutting his thumb on the bat rack at Comerica Park.
Martinez needed eight stitches in his right thumb after the mishap Sunday. He was listed as day-to-day.
Martinez hurt himself after an at-bat in Detroit's 7-0 loss to the New York Yankees. It was not clear how the accident occurred.
Torii Hunter, driven by his comfortable new surroundings, is locked in at the plate. (BeGreen90, Flickr)
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Victor Martinez is day to day after cutting his thumb badly enough to require stitches. I think it’s time for some bat rack modifications. Jason Beck says no Kelly and no catch if V-Mart is in there. I say more runs for Tigers if Kelly isn’t. Not to take away from Don’s awesome play.
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