Alfredo Figaro got plenty of help in his first big league start. He did throw five solid frames, but the Tigers poured on the offense with a nine run, seventeen hit attack. Figaro gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in five innings. Ryan Perry and Brandon Lyon gave up two and one run respectively but Fernando Rodney threw a shutout ninth to close things out.
Edison rip Four different Tigers had three hits a piece. Oddly, with the seventeen hits, three Tigers (Granderson, Everett and Inge) all went hitless. Miguel Cabrera and Placido Polance went yard and they both also scored three runs each.
The Twins are playing right now so the Tigers will have either a 2 1/2 or a 1 1/2 game lead. Tomorrow, it’ll be a solid battle between two young pitchers as it’ll be Justin Verlander going up against Yovani Gallardo.