Rajai Davis’ Walk-Off Grand Slam Hands Tigers Stunning Win (Video)


The Oakland Athletics seemed poised to earn their major league-best 52nd win Monday night when they took a comfortable three-run lead into the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers.

Rajai Davis changed all that with one swing of the bat.

In one of the most dramatic plays possible on a baseball diamond, Davis came up with the bases loaded and one out and lifted a pitch from A’s closer Sean Doolittle into the left field seats to give the Tigers an amazing 5-4 walk-off win.

Davis’ heroics were made even more impressive by the fact that his team was trailing by three runs, thus giving him the ultimate walk-off homer.

The 33-year-old is not the first to accomplish the feat, however. According to Baseball Almanac, 28 other players in major league history have hit “super” walk-off grand slams, meaning they hit their homers at home with their team trailing by three runs.

Before Davis’ clutch blast,┬áBoston Red Sox infielder Ryan Roberts was the last player to pull off the “super” grand slam, as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sept. 27, 2011.

Thumbnail photo via USA Today Sports Images

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