The Gist: Who saw this coming? Not I. Thanks to a blown call by the umpires, the Tigers were able to mount a comeback against Twins starter Scott Baker, relievers Ron Mahay, Pat Neshek and the and rescue their own starter, Max Scherzer.
Magglio Ordonez went 3 for 4 with three RBI and Brandon Inge continued his recent power surge with a solo homer that sparked a four-run fourth. The Tigers tacked on six more in the sixth behind doubles by Austin Jackson and Brennan Boesch. Brad Thomas had his best outing as a Tiger, pitching 2.1 scoreless innings in relief of Scherzer and earned the win. Oh, and guess what? Jim Thome hit another home run against the Tigers.
The Quote: “The Tigers are a team without a pulse.” — Eric Karabell, host of ESPN’s The Baseball Today Podcast
The Stat: 10 – The number of hits Scherzer allowed in a Porcello-like 3.2 innings pitched.
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