Miracle comeback fitting for Downs' first win
AUG 05, 2012 6:53p ET
Darin Downs' teammates noticed, though, as one of them gave him the traditional beer shower that comes with a first major-league victory.
"I don't know who it was – I had my eyes closed," Downs said.
Downs had been an afterthought during the game, giving up another run after replacing Joaquin Benoit in Cleveland's three-run 10th. That, though, put him in place to be credited with the victory after Detroit's five-run rally in the bottom of the inning.
"It wasn't my best outing – I would have rather had a clean outing," he said. "But you take wins when you can get them. This was a big one, because the game went back and forth and we ended up on top."
If Downs were an Olympian, his story would be plastered all over prime-time television instead of being largely unknown outside Detroit. Not only did he spend 10 seasons in the minors before making it to the big leagues last month, + SHOW COMMENTS +