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Rally cats! Tigers use 8-run 9th inning to beat Rays 10-7

The Detroit Tigers began an 11-game road trip with a ninth-inning rally to remember.

Cameron Maybin capped a dramatic eight-run ninth with a tiebreaking three-run double, and the Tigers overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-7 on Thursday night.

Detroit trailed 7-2 entering the ninth and opened the inning with four consecutive hits off Ryan Garton, including Victor Martinez's RBI single.

Erasmo Ramirez (7-7) replaced Garton and allowed Justin Upton's run-scoring single, Steven Moya's sacrifice fly and an RBI single to Jarrod Saltalamacchia that made it 7-6.

Maybin's drive to left-center cleared the bases to put Detroit up 10-7.

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