Torii Hunter said a bruised head won't keep him out of Tuesday's Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The Detroit Tigers right fielder had a tender noggin and mild headache to show for his head-over-heels effort to keep David Ortiz's game-tying grand slam in the ballpark in Sunday's Game 2 at Boston. Ortiz's blast in the eighth inning pushed the Red Sox to a 6-5 win evening the best-of-seven series at 1-1 with the next three games at Comerica Park. "I'm just going to go ahead and get a massage get some treatment maybe get in the hot tub loosen up a little bit and I'll be fine" Hunter said. "I'm good. We've got a day off today just enjoy it give it 24 hours to heal and I'll be ready to go tomorrow." Hunter tumbled over the wall in right-center and landed on his head in the bullpen. He said Monday that he felt sore "from the ankle all the way to the neck." "I was kind of out of it for a minute a little groggy" after the play Hunter said. "But when your adrenaline's going you don't feel that much -- until this morning." Hunter said he would undergo more testing but that his biggest dismay was not catching the ball. He said he could have made the play if he hadn't lost Ortiz's line drive in the lights. By the time he regained sight of the ball "it was kind of by me" Hunter said.
Tigers' Torii Hunter says he'll play after Game 2 tumble
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