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Another Big Eighth Gives Tigers First Two Game Winning Streak

Yeah, I know two games isn’t much of a streak but this is a bizarre year.  For the second straight night, the Tigers stormed back in the eighth inning to come back and win a game.  This time it was a three run eighth that did it and even a shaky outing by Todd Jones wasn’t enough for the Twins.

The comeback actually started in the sixth inning with the Tigers down 4-1.  In the inning, Magglio Ordonez belted his second homer of the season to make it 4-2 and Carlos Guillen hit a solo homer inthe seventh to make it a one run game.  Then in the eighth, Ordonez drove in his second run on of the game on a double to tie the game up and Miguel Cabrera dotted the “i” with a two run blast to give the Tigers the runs they needed to pull it out.

Nate Robertson had a shaky start but he did last into the seventh inning.  Clay Rapada picked up his first major league win with 2/3 of an inning of relief and Jones picked up the save despite giving up a run in the ninth inning.

Two wins are two wins and now the Tigers can build on that when they travel to Cleveland for a pair of games beginning tomorrow.  Armando Galarraga will make his Tiger debut tomorrow and the Tigers hitters will have to contend with Indians ace C.C. Sabathia.

It’d be really nice to see Sabathia’s struggles to continue for at least one more day.

Posted by Blake on April 16th, 2008 at 9:23 am

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