Torii Hunter Flipped Over the Fence on David Ortiz's Grand Slam

By Mike Cardillo

David Ortiz stepped to the plate with the Red Sox trailing 5-1 against the Tigers in Game 2 of the ALCS Sunday night.

FOX broadcaster Joe Buck noted Ortiz had never homered off Tigers’ closer Joaquin Benoit. On cue, we had a tie game, as Ortiz blasted a shot that took about 1.2 milliseconds to clear the fence which prompted much more emotion than we’re generally used to hearing from Buck.

Tigers rightfielder Torii Hunter made a valiant effort but ended up flipping over the fence in a failed attempt to keep it in the yard. Please note the police officer in the bullpen’s reaction.

Replays later showed blood on the back of Hunter’s head.