Sunday, May 06, 2007

Game 30

Today the Tigers go for their second consecutive sweep, and to move the win streak to seven. Also with a little help from Baltimore move into sole possession of first place in the AL Central. The tigers get Gary Sheffield back, but will be without Joel Zumaya for a period of time yet to be determined. As of now he is on the 15 day DL. He is listed as having a strained finger. Let's hope that all he needs is rest for it to heal.

Detroit (18-11)
C Granderson CF
I Rodriguez C
G Sheffield DH
M Ordonez RF
C Guillen SS
S Casey 1B
C Monroe LF
B Inge 3B
N Perez 2B

Kansas City (10-21)
D DeJesus CF
M Grudzielanek 2B
M Teahen RF
M Sweeney DH
R Gload 1B
A Gordon 3B
J Buck C
S Costa LF
T Pena Jr. SS

Tigers - Chad Durbin RHP (1-1, 6.39 ERA)
Royals - Zack Greinke RHP (1-3, 4.70 ERA)


Tigers 13 Royals 4

You know things are going your way when Neifi Perez is 2 for 4 with a home run and 4 RBIs. Neifi Perez's last home run was July 2nd, 2006, with the Cubs, which oddly enough was also his last game with more than 2 RBIs. Also odd was the only guy not to get a hit today for the Tigers, was their hottest hitter, Magglio Ordonez. The Tigers had 17 hits, 11 of them extra base hits (4 HRs, 1 triple, and 6 doubles). Craig Monroe and Curtis Granderson were just one leg away from completing the cycle. C-Mo needed a triple, while Curtis needed a double. Sean Casey also looks like he's on his way back to being the .300 hitter he was expected to be. Not to be forgotten in all of this offense was Chad Durbin pitching a great game. He was lights out until rain and fatigue took its tool in the 8th inning when he gave up his first runs.

Tiger Hero:
Neifi Perez. Simply because he may never find his way to this spot again. The whole team played well, minus the last few outs, and a game like this will spoil many Tigers fans into thinking it should be this easy every time.

Tiger Zero:
Other than giving up some runs at the end of the game, nothing went wrong for the Tigers. Even those runs at the end can be written off to the terrible weather happening at the time.

Tigers Record:
W - L
19 - 11
Tied for 1st place in the AL Central

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