The Tigers scored all nine of their runs in the first four innings today against their 9-5 win over the Yankees. Gary Sheffield had the big game at the plate. He drove in four runs and homered while Curtis Granderson had three hits, two RBIs and two runs. Brandon Inge had two hits and two runs while Placido Polanco had three hits.
Jason Grilli got the start and he gave up two runs in three innings of work. Fernando Rodney was probably the most impressive of the Tiger pitchers. He scored two scoreless innings and he struck out three. The Tigers take on the Nationals tomorrow in a day game.
In other news, it sounds like Chad Durbin is going to make the team, and the final spot on the bench will go to either Chris Shelton, Neifi Perez and Ramon Santiago. My bet is Santiago gets the job, but I’d much rather see Shelton make the team because he has the most potential.