This game looked pretty brutal from the box score. I was at a wedding so I didn’t get to see it but the Tigers and Twins combined for 18 runs, 30 hits, nineteen strikeouts and three errors. The Tigers came out on top mostly because of a six run first inning that was capped off by a two run home run by Alex Avila. He finished the game two for four with four RBIs. Miguel Carbera also went yard with number 22 and he finished with three RBIs. Curtis Granderson scored three times and Placido Polanco had four hits. Seven different Tigers scored but oddly only four drove in runs.
Armando Galarraga had a rough start also he had a nice lead to work with. He needed 109 pitches to get through five innings and he gave up four runs on eight hits and five walks. Ryan Perry gave up a pair and Fernando Rodney struggled again in a non save situtation and he gave up two runs in the ninth.
I missed Carl Pavano getting traded to the Twins. It looks like the Twins got him for the infamous player to be named later. Anyway, he makes his Twins debut and his last start was a gem against the Tigers a week ago. Justin Verlander throws for the Tigers as he goes for win number thirteen. It’d be nice if the Tigers could bury the Twins and make it a two team race through the final month and a half. A series sweep would go along way towards accomplishing that. The White Sox also lost so the Tigers have a nice little three game lead.