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Tigers Hold On To Beat Indians

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The Tigers won their 70th game of the season last night.  Edwin Jackson got some unusual run support and it was good for his eleventh win as the Tigers shot out of the game with four runs in the first.  By the end of the fourth, it was 8-1 and while the Indians chipped away at the lead and made things pretty interesting, the Tigers walked away with an 8-5 win.

Aubrey Huff showed his thing finally as he put together a nice game.  He went two for two with a home run, three RBIs and two walks.  Placido Polanco, Brandon Inge and Carlos Guillen also went yard in the win.  Every Tiger hitter had a hit in this game by the end of the third inning (Adam Everett was the last). 

Three Tigers have 25 home runs on the season.  The last time three Tigers had more then 25 was 2006.  The last and only time three Tigers hit 30 was 1992 when Cecil Fielder, Mickey Tettleton and Rob Deer all hit more then 30.  That would be impressive in that the Tigers have only had two 30 home run seasons in the 2000’s (Bobby Higginson in 2000 and Miguel Cabrera last year).

Edwin Jackson improved to 11-6.  He gave up four runs on nine hits and two walks with six strikeouts in five innings.  Bobby Seay threw 1 1/3 shutout innings and Fernando Rodney threw a shutout ninth for save number 30.

The Twins beat the White Sox again and we just can’t shake them.  The Tigers lead is still 3 1/2 games although it is four in the loss column.  The Tigers still have seven games against the Twins so a lot will come down to that.  It’ll be Rick Porcello against Aaron Laffey.  The Twins and White Sox wrap up their series this afternoon.

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