I couldn't decide which was better about today's game, seeing the Tigers rout a potential playoff team, or hearing Ernie Harwell describe it. Today, the Tigers paid back all the times where they couldn't get Jeremy Bonderman run support, plus interest. Carlos Guillen and his two home runs did most of the damage, driving in 5. MVP Magglio was 4 for 4 and racked up 3 RBIs to make it a grand total of 45, which leads the Major Leagues. Gary Sheffield also had a homer, and was 2 for 4 on the night. SA for Bonderman, while he didn't give up any runs, he sure gave the Angels ample opportunities to do so. Bondo twice in the first 4 innings had to get out of bases loaded jams. IN the first with no one out, he got a Gary Matthews to hit a comebacker to the mound to get a double play, then a fly out to end the inning. While in the 4th he was a little luckier and only needed one out (which he got with another fly out) to get out of it. Despite his early trouble he puled it together and didn't allow a hit after the 4th inning, walking two the rest of the way. Wil Ledezma came on and got a 1-2-3 9th to secure the Tigers first shutout of the year.
Let's just say that it's a given that it's Magglio until further notice.
The 7-8-9 hitters. The Tigers racked up 13 hits, these guys didn't get any.
W - L
29 - 17
1st Place Al Central (Cleveland 0.5 GB)