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Tigers 5, Athletics 4

Tigers exploit sloppy Athletics

Detroit walks off on Kelly’s heroics

DETROIT — Al Alburquerque reached out and snagged a sharp grounder to the mound — then planted a little kiss on the ball before tossing it to first.

The relieved reliever gave his Detroit teammates a reason to laugh in the ninth inning of a tight game. Moments later, the Tigers were celebrating.

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