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Tigers Remain Undefeated, Beat Twins in Home Opener

The Tigers weren’t satisfied with six or seven runs. They had to do better. And they did. Down three to zero going into the sixth, the Tigers put together a nice four run rally to take the lead. Bobby Higginson came up huge with a two run double to give the Tigers the lead.

But the Twins weren’t done. Jacque Jones led off the seventh with a homerun to tie things up. So everything was tied going into the bottom of the seventh.

And then it happened again. An offensive explosion that would have been more rare in 2003 then even a win, the Tigers scored five runs to take the lead for good. Higginson capped off a huge day with a two run triple and finished the day with four rbis.

Cornejo pitched well over seven innings. He did give up two homeruns, but he struck out four. Without going back to check, that had to be close to his season high last year.

Colyer then came in and finished things off. He did give up a two run shot, but that wasn’t nearly enough to lose the game.

So the Tigers start the season 4-0. They’ve scored 30 runs. Last year, it wasn’t May 4th that they won their fourth game. And it took them 16 games to rack up thirty runs. The only other team that is undefeated in all of baseball is Anaheim.

What a great start. Words can’t even begin to describe it. After years of dissappointment, Tiger fans finally have something to cheer about, the basic fact that if you go to see them they play, they could win the game. It sounds simple, but it’s been lacking the last couple of years.

The 1984 Tigers, along with the 2004 Tigers, had the day off tomorrow, so the diary won’t be updated until Saturday.

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