It’s hard to believe the Tigers even had the lead in this game after being down 7-0. They fought back though and they didn’t just tie the game, they took the lead in the ninth with a two run homer by Magglio Ordonez. Unfortunately, Todd Jones blew his second save of the season and gave up a run in the ninth and then gave up another run in the tenth to lose it 9-8. Two errors on consecutive plays by Carlos Guillen in the first inning (both of which should have been double plays) ended up coming back to haunt the team because those three runs ended up being the difference.
Magglio Ordonez had a really nice game at the plate. He went three for three with three RBIs, three runs and two walks. Gary Sheffield scored two runs and Curtis Granderson hit a solo homerun, but he also struck out four times.
Jeremy Bonderman lasted six innings and while he struck out eight, he took it on the chin. He gave up seven runs with five of them earned on eleven hits and a walk. Fernando Rodney had a nice outing and he threw two perfect innings of relief and he struck out three.
So now the Tigers hop on a plane to take on the White Sox in Chicago. Chad Durbin will try to get it done and his spot in the rotation may be on the line and he’ll face rookie John Danks in a rematch of Friday’s starters.