D-Backs Ride To the Playoffs #8--Wily Mo Peña Bomb Bests Tigers in Detroit, June 24

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Yeah, we know that the 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks are but one game from extinction at the hands of the formidable Milwaukee Brewers.

But it ain't over yet--and, besides, it was a blast getting here.

Back on June 24, in a seesaw battle up in Detroit, the D-Backs somehow snuck past the Tigers by a score of 7-6. Actually, we know just how Arizona won the thing:

Willie Mo Peña, a huge, very kindly man (he has his own non-profit foundation) who would last only a month or so with the Diamondbacks, hit a home run estimated at 454 feet to put his team ahead.

Juston Upton also made a sensational catch, and Kirk Gibson's first time back to Detroit as a manager was a rousing succcess.


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