April 30th, 2009
Curtis Granderson’s ninth-inning home run made him just the second Tiger ever to homer off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. Bobby Higginson was the other, hitting him for a game-tying shot in the ninth inning on July 6, 1999 at Tiger Stadium. It was one of just two home runs Rivera allowed all season.
Granderson’s at-bat against Rivera was the 167th for the Tigers against him in his career, and just their 24th hit.