The Tigers avoided a sweep yesterday as they beat the Angels 6-2. Marcus Thames led the way with a pair of homers and four RBIs in a game that saw five Tigers have multi-hit games. Curtis Granderson singled twice and scored a pair of runs while Magglio Ordonez reached base three times with two singles, a walk and a run.
Armando Galarraga had one of his best starts of the season and he pitched into the ninth inning when he finally yielded two runs. He gave up two runs on four hits and three walks with the two runs coming on a two run homer in the ninth. Todd Jones came in and he got the final two outs of the game.
The league has been trying to pick up the pace of the game and at least last night, it worked. The game clocked in at just 2:35. Tuesday’s game was even shorter at 2:20 and this is in a time when three hour games are usually the norm.
The Tigers have the day off while the they travel to Seattle to take on the Mariners. This is the team the Tigers swept last week so hopefully they can do it again and finally get back on track. Nate Robertson pitches the opener and the Tigers hitters will face Carlos Silva.