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Dice-K Too Much For Tigers

Things started off well enough.  Curtis Granderson hit a solo homerun in the top of the third inning to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead but from then on, the Tigers didn’t put up much of a fight at the plate and the game will go in the record books as the first complete game of Daisuke Matsuzaka’s major league career.  Granderson was the only Tiger to pick up two hits and nobody earned a free pass in this one. 

Magglio Ordonez did hit his nineteenth double, which ties him with Chase Utley for the lead in both leagues.  His previous career high was in 2002 with the White Sox when he hit 47.

Nate Robertson took it on the chin and he dropped to 3-3 on the season.  He gave up three runs on eleven hits. Tim Byrdak made his Tiger debut and he threw two scoreless frames but Bobby Seay wasn’t as luck and he gave up four runs in just the one inning he worked.

Tomorrow, it’ll be Tim Wakefield going up against Justin Verlander.  Everytime I see Wakefield’s name, I think of the game he threw against the Tigers way back in 2004 when the Tigers hit six homeruns against him yet Wakefield still picked up the win because Nate Robertson was pummelled.

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