It wasn’t pretty, but the Tigers finally picked up their first win of the series against the Orioles. On a good note, Justin Verlander was pretty good and he picked up his sixth straight win. The bad news is, it was his worst start in the month of May and you hope this isn’t him cooling down. Still, he pitched six frames and he struck out five and walked just one but once he got into the fifth, he seemed very hittable. On the other hand, you almost can excuse the two run shot he gave up to Luke Scott because for whatever reason, that guy has owned the Tigers.
Clete Thomas was once again your leadoff man but he hit like a guy who should have been hitting third. He belted two home runs and drove in three. Curtis Granderson, who used to lead off, also went yard with his twelth of the season. Magglio Ordonez extended his hitting streak to sixteen games with three hits.
The Tigers can salvage a split of the four game series this afternoon. It’ll be Edwin Jackson going up against Jason Berken. In the meantime, the White Sox have risen from the mess that’s the AL Central. They still don’t have a winning record, but they’re in second place, four games behind the Tigers.