The Tigers lost another one last night. Francisco Liriano held the Tigers in check most of the game and while they were able to get two runs off him, this is a guy who had struggled so far this year. Edwin Jackson threw six pretty good innings, but unfortunately, he was in there in the seventh and he was tagged (with some help) for three of the five runs the Twins put on the board that frame. Brandon Lyon and Clay Rapada were Jackson’s partner’s in crime in the seventh and while Rapada didn’t get touched with a run, he gave up a two run single that allowed two inherited runners to score.
A Night to Dismember hd The Tigers managed just four hits in the contest. One of them was Miguel Cabrera’s sixth homerun and he has an eight game hitting streak going. He was also one of two Tigers not to strikeout.
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The School of Rock trailer This series is a quick one and tonight it’ll be Nick Blackburn against Rick Porcello. Rick has had two straight rough outings to hopefully he can bounce back tonight.
The Tigers blew a 5-0 lead, then stormed back in the bottom of the eighth to pull one out of their you know what this afternoon. There was some good and some bad in this one. Zach Miner blew said five run lead and Bobby Seay gave up a pair of runs in the seventh to give the Indians a 7-6 lead. Still, some decent pen work by Joel Zumaya (1 2/3 scoreless innings) and Fernando Rodney (rocky two hits in the ninth but he struck out two and got out of the inning for his fifth save) along with an eight inning rally with most of the damage coming from a Curtis Granderson two run shot pushed the Tigers in front for good.
The Escapist divx The big blast was a grand slam by Adam Everett. It was his first homer of the season and it pushed the Tigers out to 5-0. For Granderson, it was his eighth as he continues to push the ball out of the park. His .263 batting average doesn’t turn many heads, but he still has an .811 OPS.
The rubber game is tomorrow. It’ll be the battle of the one win aces when Justin Verlander takes on Cliff Lee.