Tigers 5 Orioles 4
For future reference if you every get the choose between going to Elkhart Indiana, and doing naked cartwheels down a sand dune covered in broken glass...go with the cartwheels. So needless to say, I spend my late afternoon speeding through the farmlands of Western Ohio and Indiana trying to out run severe thunderstorms and the smell of cow poo to get home to watch the Tigers.
I did get home right on time for the good stuff, Craig Monroe hit his go ahead home run seconds after I turned on the TV. Chad Durbin made another case for Wil Ledezma to move from the bullpen to the starting rotation. Bobby Seay also made a case for that as he pitched well in the lefty reliever role, yet again. Seay got into a jam in the 7th, with Zumaya coming in and surrendering the game tying run, before getting the final two outs. Zumaya then proceeded to struck out the side the 8th. That paved the way for Sean Casey to come up big with a pinch hit single that put the Tigers ahead. Placido Polanco added an insurance run, which was needed as Todd Jones had a tough time retiring the top of the order, but pulled out a save nonetheless.
Placido Polanco. Another day, another multi-hit game.
Chad Durbin. In 3 2/3 innings he only gave up 3 hits, but the 6 walks are what got him in trouble. Wil Ledezma is breathing down his neck for the 5 spot.
W - L
15 - 11