The Tigers stayed in this one for a while, but the back end of their bullpen didn’t hold up. After Kenny Rogers got shelled, Roman Colon gave up one run and the Jason Grilli gave gave up four runs. The only Tiger pitcher to leave the game unscathed was Wil Ledezma and he only threw on inning.
Dmitri Young finished the game three for four with an RBI, a homerun and two runs. He’s now raised his season batting average up to .231. He historically hits well at Jacobs Field, so I expect to see him in the lineup again tonight.
The White Sox also lost last night and only one game seperates them and the Twins. In the Wild Card, the Yankees won their game as well, so they’re only a half game back of the White Sox.
It’s Justin Verlander vs. C.C. Sabathia this afternoon.