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That was a big moment for the Tigers, who’d only advanced a runner past second base once all night, and never after the 7th inning. And the clutch throw—upheld upon review—was just a warmup for Laureano, who was then 0-4 from the plate on the night. Nick Martini led off the bottom of the inning with a walk, and was advanced to second on a two-out single from Jonathan Lucroy, setting the stage for Laureano’s big moment:

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For his game-saving and -winning heroics, Laureano was thoroughly owned by his appreciative teammates:

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The plucky Athletics are now in possession of the second AL Wild Card and just 4.5 games back of the Yankees, who’ve lost three in a row, for the first.