Tigers 4 Cleveland 5 (11 Innings)
Tigers 6 Indians 4
Tigers 12 Indians 3
The Tigers bounced back from a disappointing extra innings loss, to take the series and move one game back of the Indians for first place in the AL Central. IN that first game the Tigers had their chances, and the bullpen only allowed two hits...except that those two hits were home runs. Newly acquired Jose Capellan pitched well striking out three, but his one bad pitch was the deciding run in the game.
The 4th of July was just another game won in Mister Rogers' neighborhood. Kenny's last five starts at home (including the playoffs) he is 5-0 with only 1 earned run. Aided by 4 runs scored with 2 outs, some great defense and some good pitching the Tigers pulled out the win.
As for today's game, this is the team we all think that we should be seeing every night. Not only did the Tigers bast explode with 17 hits, those hits were against a Cy Young contender in C. C. Sabathia. Every starter recorded a hit, which is amazing considering Craig Monroe was in the starting line-up. Of course all this was a bit of overkill since Justin Verlander was showcasing wifilurty pitching at it's finest, at one point striking out 5 straight. Me...well I was just happy to be at a game where the Tigers were up and I could relax and enjoy the day.
This weekend will be loaded with packing and driving. I might be able to get a recap of tomorrow's game in...but with being at Saturday's game and leaving to take my fiancee to Atlanta Sunday morning, I should be back with my mid season review sometime late next week.