The Tigers got the sticks going today in a 12-5 blowout win over the Royals. Ivan Rodriguez hit a grand slam and he finished with six RBIs while Carlos Guillen homered and drove in four runs. The Tigers chased out Zach Greinke in the first inning but they didn’t stop there and seven of their runs came in the first two frames.
Justin Verlander threw six solid innings and he picked up the win. He gave up three runs on five hits with six strikeouts. Jose Mesa made things interesting (in a bad way) and he gave up two runs while getting only one hitter out and in the process, his ERA has ballooned to over 20.
Tomorow, it’ll be Mike Maroth who will try to continue his solid start to the season. The Tigers will try to knock around Royals starter Jorge De la Rosa.