The Tigers snapped their three game winning streak last night in a game that saw Justin Verlander struggle at times but still, he struck out eleven guys. He loaded up the bases in the second and David DeJesus cleared them with a double and while that lead was shortlived, it wasn’t until the fifth inning when the Tigers scored four that they took the lead back. Still, it was good for his ninth win despite the fact that Verlander’s ERA has gone up in each of his last three starts.
Joel Zumaya got a chance to redeem himself and he got out of a big jam in the eighth inning. Ditto for Fernando Rodney, who shut out the Royals in the ninth for his eighteenth save of the season. In all, Tiger pitching racked up fifteen strikeouts.
Placido Polanco had a big game. He went three for five with a home run, four RBIs and two runs. Marcus Thames belted a three run blast and Miguel Cabrera put the Tigers on the board with a solo shot.
Rising Damp movie download The rubber game is tonight. Luke French makes his second start and he has the unenviable task of going up against Zach Greinke. The White Sox won and they pushed themselves ahead of the Twins again so the Tigers lead sits at two games.