Tigers 4 Mariners 6
Tigers, Curtis Kenny Rogers only gave up 5 hits before being removed in the 6th inning, the problem was when the Mariners got those hits there were people on base due to Kenny's 4 walks. Key example of that was in the 6th when a leadoff single started the inning, then two walks loaded the bases, and the coup de grâce came with a grand slam off Kenji Johjima's bat. Things looked good early for the Tigers with Curtis Granderson leading off the game with a home run. Brandon Inge had another amazing play with a superman dive into the stands to catch a foul ball. But Kenny's bad 6th happened. The Tigers put together a rally in the 8th, but J.J. Putz entered the game and the door was shut on the Tigers chances. The Mariners more than likely saw this as a must win game if they wanted to make a statement in the series with Justin Verlander squaring off in the series finale tomorrow afternoon. Any time you have Jeff Weaver standing in your way of a series split, you have to like your chances.
Curtis Granderson. Added a triple to his home run to tie Chase Utley for the Major League lead in extra base hits
Kenny Rogers. Just wasn't fooling anyone today, while lead to a lot of base runners and runs.
W - L
53 - 36
1st place AL Central (Cleveland 0.5 GB)