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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

J.D. Martinez steals a home run from Josh Phegley

With the Tigers on a 18-inning scoreless skid, the last thing they needed to do was get behind the White Sox again on a home run from their catcher.

Monday night, it was Tyler Flowers providing the game-winning blow with a homer into the bullpens in left field at Comerica Park.

In the fifth inning Tuesday night, Josh Phegley sent a two-out shot in the direction of the bullpens, but Tigers left fielder J.D. Martinez nonchalantly pulled it back over the fence to keep the game scoreless. It's the third time this season he's robbed a home run in left.

A half inning later, the Tigers would take their first lead since Saturday, when Rajai Davis stole third and scored on a throwing error by Phegley.

Here's the catch by Martinez:


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