Brandon Inge had his first multihit game of the year today as he led the Tigers at the plate. He went two for three with a homerun and three RBIs as the Tigers edged the Jays 6-5. Sean Casey also had a solid game with two hits and two runs.
Mike Maroth had a nice start and he improved to 2-0 on the season. He gave up two runs on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts in six solid innings. Jose Mesa then came in and made things interesting. He had no problems in the seventh but then in the eighth, he walked the lead off man and then gave up a single to Aaron Hill. Joel Zumaya came in and threw a wild pitch to move both runners into scoring position before Greg Zauh hit a sac. fly and Lyle Overbay doubled to make it a one run game. He got out of the jam though and put the Jays down one-two-three in the ninth to pick up his first save of the season.
The Twins and Rays are tied at two in the eighth so we’ll have to wait to see whether the Tigers have sole possession of first place or a share of it with the Twins. Tomorrow’s pitching matchup is a good as Roy Halladay and Jeremy Bonderman square off in a rematch of opening day.