The Tigers finally scored some runs for Kenny Rogers and while it wasn’t the left handers best start of the season, it was good enough for his first win. The Tigers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in this one only to fall to a 4-1 deficit before storming back and scoring seven unanswered runs to make it an 8-4 win.
Edgar Renteria drove in a team high three runs and he belted his second homer of the season. With 12 RBIs, he’s tied with Miguel Cabrera for the team lead. And with his two hits, he joins Carlos Guillen as the two Tiger regulars with a batting average over .300.
Placido Polanco went 0 for 2, but he did pitch in with three walks. Ivan Rodriguez doubled twice, scored and drove in a run.
Kenny Rogers gave up four runs but just on three hits with four walks and a strikeout. He did throw 6 2/3 innings, which was a welcome relief was a welcome relief. Todd Jones walked a couple of batters in the ninth but like he usually does, he pitched out of it to wrap up the game.
The White Caps have had a bit of a struggle of late and while they lost last night’s game, the stand out was Curtis Granderson, who played the first game of his rehab assignment. True to form, he belted a triple in the contest and he had two of the team’s four hits.
Jeremy Bonderman gets the nod today and it’ll be Dustin McGowan throwing for the Jays. 1 pm start time as the Tigers for their fifth win in six games.