The Tigers took care of another three game series today and it was one of those wins where they scored three runs or less. Clete Thomas drove in the game winning run with his second bases loaded walk of the game while Gary Sheffield had the big hit. His solo homerun in the bottom of the ninth sent the game into extra frames.
Nate Robertson got off to a rough start and he given up five hits and a walk in the first two innings but he benefited from a double play in each inning to get out of the two jams. Todd Jones gave up three hits in the ninth and he was set to take the loss before Sheffield bailed him out. Bobby Seay pitched a scoreless tenth and he picked up his first win of the season.
The White Sox were off so the Tigers shaved their deficit down to five games. Next up are the Rockies, who have dropped four straight, including three in a row to the Royals. Eddie Bonine gets the nod in the opener.