Man, this was huge. Carlos Guillen hit a homerun in the second inning to put the Tigers on the board then he hit a walk off solo homerun in the bottom of the ninth to win it.
Most of the game was played in the rain. With neither the Rangers nor the Tigers sharing an off day, there would have been no good time to make up the game considering rain is in the forecast tomorrow as well. So they had to get this one in despite the poor conditions.
Craig Monroe had three outfield assists, two of which were plays at the plate. A great performance by Monroe despite not getting a single hit.
Between the outfield assists and the double plays (three of them), Kenny Rogers was able to give up ten hits yet he allowed two baserunners to score. Fernando Rodney filled in nicely for an injured Joel Zumaya (wrist injury) and pitched two perfect innings to close out the game.
The Twins are down by two in the sixth inning. It sure would be nice if the Tigers picked up a game. The White Sox don’t play until 10 pm.
Toledo looks like they’re going to win game one in the IL finals. West Michigan is tied 3-3 in the ninth inning so that one could go either way.
Good pitching matchup tomorrow. Kevin Millwood versus Justin Verlander.