The rain was coming down most of the night but for the Tigers, the ball was leaving the park almost as often. Three Tigers combined to hit four home runs in a 10-4, rain shortened beatdown of the Milwaukee Brewers. Curtis Granderson hit his 17th, Miguel Cabrera belted home run number 13 and then Marcus Thames went yard twice and he drove in four to help pace the Tigers offensive attack.
Armando Galarraga was roughed up before the extended rain delay and it’s probably better that he didn’t come back out because Zach Miner looked sharp. He threw 2 1/3 shutout innings and he gave up just a walk and a hit with three strikeouts. The big hit off of Galarraga was a three run, first inning blast by Prince Fielder.
This afternoon, Alfredo Figaro makes his major league debut on national television. The Brewers will throw Dave Bush.