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Magglio Ordonez Belts Two Homers in Same Inning In Tigers Win

Magglio Ordonez became just the second player in Tigers history to hit two homeruns in the same inning.  He led off the second inning with a solo shot to right field and then he capped off the eight run inning with a big three run shot to left center.  I was at the game and that second homerun was of the no doubt about it variety.  The only other Tiger to hit two homers in the same inning was Al Kaline.  He did it back on April 17, 1955 and it was also against the Athletics, they just happened to be in Kansas City at the time.  Of course you would have known this had you taken part in my trivia challenge back in May.

The A’s sort of made a game of this one though.  They pulled to within four with a two run fourth and then they threatened in the sixth but the Tigers just kept piling on the runs.  Brandon Inge singled, drew a walk, drove in two and scored twice.  Ryan Raburn singled, triple and scored twice.

Nate Robertson pitched into the sixth inning and he improved to 7-9.  He gave up four runs on five hits and five walks with six strikeouts.  Yorman Bazardo threw some nice relief as he was to join the big league club in what’s been a revolving door bullpen.  He gave up just one unearned run on two hits with a strikeout in 2 2/3 innings.  Bazardo came up in April to pitch some but since then, he’s been doing a nice job in Toledo.

The Indians lost again so the Tigers are now back in first place in the Central.  They can make that lead a full game if they win tonight in the wrap around game against the A’s.  It’ll be Chad Durbin going up against Chad Gaudin.  Then it’s a couple of rough weeks with a combined thirteen games all against the Indians and the Yankees.

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