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.