The Tigers took game one of their two game set against the Angels in Anaheim last night. I stayed up to watch the Tigers take an early 7-0 but it looks like the Angels actually made a game out of this one. Mike Maroth came to within an out of an official game but he fell short when he got into trouble in the fifth and loaded the bases. Jason Grilli came in and he picked up the win with 2 1/3 solid frames.
Curtis Granderson led off the game with a homerun and Gary Sheffield had a solid game after his current struggles. He went two for four with an RBI and a two runs. Both Granderson and Magglio Ordonez each had three hits and Ordonez finished with three runs. The bottom of the lineup is still struggling but fortunately, we didn’t need the extra offense in the 9-5 win.
Game two is this afternoon. Jeremy Bonderman will take on Kelvim Escobar and hopefully Bonderman can scoop up his first win of the season.