Armando Galarraga followed up a nice start by Kenny Rogers with his seventh win of the season as he pushes further for the Rookie of the Year award. There’s still a lot of games left to be played, but this was Galarraga’s eleventh start and the Tigers have won nine of those and his ERA is now down to 3.03. He gave up two unearned runs yesterday on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings. Freddy Dolsi threw two shutout innings and Zach Miner closed it out with a shutout ninth.
Placido Polanco had the big day at the plate with four hits. He doubled, singled three times, drew a walk, drove in two and scored three runs in the 7-2 win. Carlos Guillen went two for four with his 19th double, two RBIs and a run.
The Tigers get the night off tonight and then it’s off to San Diego for a three game series. We’ll miss Jake Peavy so hopefully the Tigers can win their fourth straight series. The Indians are now in the rear view mirror and next in line are the .500 Twins, who the Tigers trail by two games. At this point, the Tigers just have to keep the wins rolling.