The Tigers and Braves combined for 28 hits late Friday afternoon in a 4-4 ten inning tie. The Tigers top of the order accounted for seven of their thirteen hits and five players had multi-hit games. Ryan Raburn led the way and he went three for five. Jeff Larish and Johnny Damon both went yard in the game with solo shots while Al Avila had a pair of doubles.
Jeremy Bonderman had another mediocre outing. He gave up four hits and two walks in three innings of work. Al Figaro gave up a run in two frames while Phil Dumatrait pitched a perfect eighth in which he struck out one.
Earlier in the day, the Tigers lost to the Yankees 6-2. Rick Porcello was tagged for four runs but three were unearned because of a Ramon Santiago error. Andrew Oliver was all over the place with three walks and two strikeouts in one inning. Lester Oliveros gave up a run on three hits in the ninth, but when he got outs they were punch outs because he had three strikeouts in the inning.
The Tigers managed just five hits against CC Sabathia and company. Clete Thomas had a double, a single and he scored both Tiger runs.
The Tigers take on the Phillies this afternoon and the game is on MLB.TV. Eddie Bonine throws for the Tigers while Roy Halladay goes for the Phillies.