Tigers 5 Braves 0
The Tigers showed that they had confidence in Kenny Rogers, dealing away Mike Maroth hours before Rogers was to make his first start since the World Series. Rogers repaid that confidence with one of the best pitching performance this year by a Tiger. Kenny started off kind of shaky, hitting lead off batter Kelly Johnson on the first pitch. He pulled himself together and only allowed two more Atlanta batters to reach base the rest of the six innings he pitched. The Tiger bats exploded for a five run 6th inning, with all five runs coming with two outs, to give Rogers the lead. The bullpen took over and was nearly perfect, with only one batter reaching base with a walk. It's games like these that have to scare the crap out of the rest of the AL.
Kenny Rogers, Jason Grilli, Bobby Seay and Eulogio De La Cruz. Two hits, one walk and a HBP. That's all these guys allowed.
Sean Casey. He's been hot of late, but today was the only Tiger (pitchers excluded) that didn't get a hit.
W - L
1st Place AL Central (Cleveland 1 GB...Thank you Nationals!)