Ball finally bounces Detroit's way

Plot twists, bad hops, momentum changes help Tigers send ALCS back to Texas

Originally Published: October 13, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- After 171 games of baseball (not counting spring training), the Detroit Tigers have at least nine more innings to play because they have an abundance of heart, they're adept at crafting improbable endings, and they weren't ready to call it a season.

The way Game 5 of the American League Championship Series played out, you get the feeling the baseball gods are having a blast, too, watching this on a high-definition screen from a comfy couch with some cold beverages and a ...

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