The top four spots in the lineup accounted for eight of the Tigers eleven hits and they both drove in and scored all six runs in a 6-4 win over the Yankees. Placido Polanco had a team high four hits and he drove in one and scored twice. Curtis Granderson hit his third homer and he scored three more times while Gary Sheffield went yard with a two run shot off of Yankees start Phil Hughes. Magglio Ordonez had just one hit, but he joined Shef with a team high two RBIs.
Kenny Rogers had a tougher start then his box score indicated. He walked the bases loaded in the third inning but pitched out of that jam and he went on to throw six solid frames. The end result was his second straight win and he gave up two runs on six hits and four walks with four strikeouts. Todd Jones got into trouble in the ninth inning and he gave up a run but he had three to work with so he picked up his fifth save of the season.
Jeremy Bonderman takes on Andy Pettitte tomorrow. It’ll be interesting to see what the Tigers lineup looks like with a lefty on the mound.