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Hunter keeps coming through with clutch homers

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OAKLAND -- Torii Hunter did more than just get Tuesday night starter Max Scherzer off the hook for a loss -- he helped lift the Tigers to a badly needed win when he hit a solo home run in the seventh to tie the game.

That's nothing new for Hunter, who has hit a game-tying or go-ahead home run in the seventh inning or later 23 times in his career.

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OAKLAND -- Torii Hunter did more than just get Tuesday night starter Max Scherzer off the hook for a loss -- he helped lift the Tigers to a badly needed win when he hit a solo home run in the seventh to tie the game.

That's nothing new for Hunter, who has hit a game-tying or go-ahead home run in the seventh inning or later 23 times in his career.

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"I love pressure situations," he said. "I always want to be at the plate in the ninth inning, two strikes. Even if I fail, at least I had the chance."

Rick Eymer is contributor to MLB.com.

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