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Placido Polanco, Magglio Ordonez Lead Tigers in Second Straight Win

Alright, the Tigers had their difficulties yesterday but they picked up the win and they now sit atop the AL Central with a 9-5 record.  Mike Maroth gave up a quick run before the Tigers’ bats (i.e. Magglio Ordonez) got going.  Ordonez singled home a run in the bottom of the first and then he doubled home two in the third to gives the Tigers a two run cushion.  In the fourth, Marcus Thames hit his first homerun to make it 4-1 and the Royals finally answered with a solo shot from David DeJesus.  Then Placido Polanco fired back with a solo homer (his first of the season) to make it 5-2.  Then the wheels fell off the wagon.

Mike Maroth had been throwing a decent game but he was hit hard in the sixth.  He gave up another run and left a runner on base when Wil Ledezma came in.  Unfortunately, he could finish things out and with two outs, he gave up three more runs and just like that, the Tigers were down by a run.

The Tigers finally answered in the seventh.  With one out, Placido Polanco tripled and then he scored on Gary Sheffield’s double to tie the game.  Wil Ledezma at this point had recovered from the beating he took in the sixth and he shut out the Royals in the seventh and eighth.  Then in the Tigers eighth, Omar Infante led off with a big single, he moved to second on Neifi Perez’s bunt and he scored on yet another Placido Polanco hit for the game winner.  Todd Jones slammed the door shut in the ninth and he picked up his seventh save of the season.

Polanco finished the game three for five with two RBIs and three runs.  Ordonez drove in three and Wil Ledezma picked up the win and he’s now 3-0.  Todd Jones hasn’t given up a run yet and he’s seven for seven in save opportunities.  It’s definitely a good start for Jonesy.

The Tigers go for the sweep this afternoon.  It’ll be Jeremy Bonderman going up against Gil Meche.

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