Jake Westbrook hadn’t pitched since his seven perfect relief innings back on Monday, but he pretty much started off right where he left off, and dominated the Tigers this afternoon. When it was all said and done, Westbrook would go the distance, giving up only two hits, three walks and two runs. Carlos Pena put the Tigers on the board with solo homer in the second, and later drove in Rondell White with a sac. fly.
Jody Gerut, the Tiger killer, came up with another homerun against Tiger’s pitching. The day the Indians trade this guy out of the division will be a happy day for Tiger’s fans.
Both the Twins and the White Sox won today, so once again, the Tigers will slip into third place, a game and a half behind the division leading Twins.
The Tigers get a day off tomorrow, and will square off in a series against the Angels, before facing the strugling Mariners in a three game series next weekend.