Derek Hill scores from second on routine fly ball

In Sunday afternoon’s matchup at Comerica Park, the Detroit Tigers found themselves trailing the Tampa Bay Rays in the eighth inning five to two. Four straight hits later the Tigers had pulled to within one run after a Miguel Cabrera single with the bases loaded. Cabrera was replaced by speedster Derek Hill, who moved to second on a fielder’s choice by Jeimer Candelario. The very next batter, Harold Castro lined out sharply to right field, setting the stage for Hill to flash his wheels…

Hill tied the game for the Tigers, who are battling into extra innings with the Rays now. You can tune into Bally Sports to see the finale (and avoid the disaster happening across the street at Ford Field, just saying).

Written by AJ Reilly

A.J. is a lifelong baseball fan and an avid storyteller. His debut novel, The Askren Boys, won the Literary Classics Gold Medal and Seal of Approval in November of 2018. When not writing, he is spending time with his wife Jessica, son Jack, daughter Nora, and new arrival Teddy. A.J. lives in Metro Detroit.

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