Jeremy Bonderman threw eight shutout innings and it was about as good of a start as you’d want from someone coming off of the disabled list. He did walk a season high five and he gave up four hits with six strikeouts. He was also very effecient and he needed only 95 pitches to get through those eight innings.
Of course all the run support was probably nice for him as well. Carlos Guillen homered and drove in five runs while Magglio Ordonez continued to rake and he was four for four with three runs and three RBIs. Gary Sheffield got in on the action and he hit homerun number nine on the season.
The Indians are up 5-0 early so if that lead holds, the Tigers will have a half game cushion going into their three game series with the Tribe. Nate Robertson gets the start in the opener tomorrow night and he’ll go up against Paul Byrd, who’s been a surprise this year at 4-1 and he’s walked just three hitters in 45 2/3 innings. It was nice listening to Ernie Harwell on the television and he’ll also be doing the game tomorrow.