Detroit Tigers star would "die on the field"

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Detroit Tigers star Torii Hunter has insisted that he would "die on the field" in order to help his team, reports ESPN

And, after going head-first over the field wall with his side 5-4 ahead, Hunter has revealed that he will continue to put his body on the line. 

Hunter was unable to stop David Ortiz tie the match as the Boston Red Sox then went on to complete victory, however the 38-year-old did all he could for his team.

Speaking to reporters after the Detroit Tigers' defeat at the Boston Red Sox, Hunter said: "This is the postseason.

"I'd die on the field for this. You're not going to take me off this field.

"I was trying my best to just stop that ball from going over the fence. I'd sacrifice my body if I have to. I've done that my whole career."

Hunter has revealed that falling over the fence took him by surprise as he thought he had things under control and he also admitted that Ortiz was the last player he wanted to beat him. 

Hunter continued by saying: "I jumped up. I thought I had a bead on it. Next thing I know, I'm falling over the fence."

"The one guy you don't want to beat you ... and he beat us. One of the best hitters in postseason history, and he hit it out of the park and it ties the game up. They end up coming back and winning the game."

However, despite the heavy fall, Hunter doesn't seem overly worried by the events as he finished by saying: "I'll just put some ice on it and some Robitussin or something later."

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