Gary Sheffield did it again and you wonder how much longer it’ll take before Sheffield starts getting the MVP hype. He belted his 22nd homer of the season and it just happened to be with the bases loaded. The four runs put the Tigers on the board and while it was Sheffield’s only hit, it provided all of the runs the Tigers would need.
Sean Casey belted his second homer of the season after he came in to pinch hit for Marcus Thames. Ivan Rodriguez had three hits (he’s now hitting .299) and Ryan Raburn drew two walks and he scored a run.
Jeremy Bonderman improved to 10-1 with the win. He gave up three runs on six hits, but he didn’t walk anyone and he struck out five. Two o the six hits were homers. Todd Jones gave up a couple of hits in the ninth, but he pitched out of his own jame and he picked up his 23rd save of the season.
It’s another late one tonight as Kenny Rogers goes up against Miguel Batista. Rogers will try to improved on his 3-0 record and Batista has lost three of his last four decisions so I like our chances in this one.