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Tigers Trash Mariners With Seven Run Third Inning

It’s been a while since the Tigers won back to back games but they got it done tonight, topping Seattle 9-4.  They scored two in the second and then they piled it on in the third with seven.  It was somewhat disconcerting that they didn’t score after that but it was more then enough for the win.

Marcus Thames had the big hit of the game with a grand slam in that big third inning.  Every Tiger starter got a hit and five had a pair.  Brandon Inge had a nice game with a double, triple, two RBIs and a run while Placido Polanco doubled, singled and scored a run

Kenny Rogers picked up the win despite a mediocre start.  He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with two strikeouts.  Zach Miner did a nice job with 2 2/3 shutout innings

The Tigers go for the sweep tomorrow afternoon.  It’ll be Jeremy Bonderman taking on Miguel Batista.

It was also decided that Dontrelle Willis would rejoin the Tigers but he’ll spend some time in the pen.  It was also timely that Clay Rapada hit the disabled list because that’s how the Tigers freed up a spot to make room for Willie.  Armando Galarraga will remain in the rotation for the time being.

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