Jhonny Peralta is congratulated after a clutch homerun i nthe bottom of the 6th.

words // Luis Sanchez

After surprising many and going up two games to none, the Texas Rangers were unable to hold-off the hurting, yet determined Detroit Tigers in last night’s ALCS Game 3. Led by their potent offensive and some great veteran play, the D-Town’s Tigers were able to earn the 5-2 victory in the all-important game three of the American League Championship series.

The Tigers were able to couple great pitching with a couple of clutch hits, including a home run from veteran Victor Martinez who was barely even able to complete his homerun trot around the bases after suffering an injury to his ribcage in the same at-bat. Miguel Cabrera was also incredibly Clutch for the Detroit Tigers, banging out an RBI double in the 5th inning and a huge homerun in the bottom of the 7th.

The Tigers and Rangers will face-off for game 4 today in Detroit, with Matt Harrison taking the mound for the Rangers and Rick Porcello starting for the Tigers.

Continue below for a look at all the action, as part of Eastbay’s latest MLB Watch.

Flamethrower Jose Valverde hit the mound in his usual New Balance cleats.

Yorvit Torrealba reacts to a play with his Wilson catcher’s mitt in-hand.

Miguel Cabrera hits a clutch RBI double for the Tigers in his New Balance cleats.

Tigers’ Brandon Inge and Austin Jackson celebrate the victory in their usual Nike baseball cleats.

Doug Fister had a strong outing for Detroit in his Nike baseball cleats.

Yoshinori Tateyama hit the mound for the Rangers in matching Mizuno baseball cleats.

Miguel Cabrera rounds the bases after a huge 7th inning homerun for the Tigers.

Jhonny Peralta also belted a clutch homerun for the Detroit Tigers.

Adrian Beltre lays out in pain after foul-tipping a pitch off his left leg.