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Rick Porcello Notches First Big League Win

One Last Dance move Hopefully, this is a habringer of things to come for several years for Rick Porcello.  He was about as good as you could ask this afternoon as the Tigers took the rubber game of their three game series with the Mariners.  Porcello gave up just a single run on five hits with three strikeouts (no walks) to pick up win number of his career.  He needed just 86 pitches to get through seven innings in a very efficient outing.

Maiden Voyage

The other star of the game was Ramon Santiago, who drove home five runs in 8-2 win.  That brings his season total up to 11 and while that sounds good but not great, you have to keep in mind that Santiago’s career high for a season is just 29 and that was with 444 at bats (yes, it’s the infamous 2003 season).  Miguel Cabrera pitched in with two singles, a walk and three runs whie Josh Anderson went two for four with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base.

The win puts the Tigers in a three way tie for first place with the White Sox and Royals.  Tomorrow is an off day but then the Tigers head to Anaheim to take on the Angels.  It’ll be Armando Galarraga going up against Jered Weaver in the opener on Tuesday.

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