Tigers 8, Rays 6 (11 innings)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Detroit completed a crucial comeback to beat Tampa Bay and keep pace in the American League wild card chase.

Ian Kinsler began the decisive 11th with a triple off the glove of diving right fielder Kevin Kiermaier and waited as reliever Grant Balfour walked Torii Hunter and then Miguel Cabrera intentionally to load the bases. The right-hander forced in a run with a walk to Victor Martinez, giving Detroit a 6-5 lead.

Jeff Beliveau's one-out wild pitch made the score 7-5, and Bryan Holaday's sacrifice fly finished the scoring for Detroit. Joe Nathan recorded his 26th save despite allowing a run on two singles and a walk, all with two out.