A three run home by Lew Ford off of starter Mike Maroth was the game winning blow this afternoon, as the Tigers dropped the series to the Twins. The Tigers got off to a good start, scoring runs in the third and fourth inning, but the three run blast by Ford put the Twins in the lead for good.
Mike Maroth threw a good game, but it just wasn’t enough. He did go seven innings, and once again, gave the pen some rest.
Brandon Inge caught today, and extended his hitting streak to eight games. He had a double, his first homerun of the season, and two walks. His batting average is now up to .375.
I also want to thank ESPN.com Page Two columnist Eric Neel’s kind words about my website in his weekly column On Baseball. I tried to find his email address to drop him a line and thank him, but I couldn’t track it down. Eric, if you wander back to the site, drop me a line.
And finally, I’m amazed how well covered the steroid issue is covered on John Perricone’s site, Only Baseball Matters. I tend to side with John on this, but whether you agree or not, it’s definitely some great reading so be sure to stop there and check it out.