Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter played the role of hero on Thursday for his squad, hitting a three-run homer to cap a last-minute, four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Tigers to a thrilling 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics.
And while mayhem ensued as Hunter was mobbed by his teammates as he crossed home plate, things went up a notch after that, with reporters getting doused with ice water out of Gatorade jugs and Prince Fielder dumping a jar of gumballs dumped on his head.
First up is Torii’s clutch three-run bomb (via MLB.com):
And here’s a GIF of FOX Sports Detroit’s field/clubhouse reporter Justin White getting doused by a full Gatorade jug of ice-cold water:
And Hunter getting, um, gumballed:
Hmm. An interesting change from the traditional pieing. That’s new. What isn’t new, however, is Hunter coming through in the clutch. He’s been doing that forever.