The Tigers took care of the Twins 11-9 and they did it by coming back from two different five run deficits. The Twins jumped out to a 5-0 lead only to see the Tigers score four in the bottom of the sixth to make it a one run game. Unfortunately, Jeremy Bonderman continued to struggle and Bobby Seay gave up a couple of runs and before the Tigers could come to bat again, it was back to a five run Twins lead. A run in the bottom of the seventh and a huge six run eighth inning turned the game around though as the Tigers completed the comeback.
Ivan Rodriguez had the big hit of the game. His two run triple tied the game up and then he scored the go ahead run on a Jacque Jones sac. fly. Carlos Guillen had three hits and three RBIs while Pudge finished the game with three hits, three RBIs and two runs.
Francis Beltran and Todd Jones closed the game out with a shutout inning a piece and just like that, the Tigers took victory from the jaws of defeat to win their third game of the season. I really, really, really hope this signifies a turn around of sorts. They’ll get a chance to win their first series of the season if they can beat the Twins tomorrow for a two game sweep.