Tigers 4 Twins 3 (10 innings)
With their win today the Tigers swept the Twins at home for the first time since 1999. All it took was the best performance of the year from an inconsistent pitcher, and getting the best of arguably the best starter and closer in the AL in consecutive games. Timo Perez, who arrived minutes before the game taking the roster spot of the injured Marcus Thames, reached base with a walk in the 10th and came around on a Brandon Inge double to score the game winning run. That run stood up thanks the Todd Jones, who notched his 26th save of the year. Remember this series the next time you want to bash Jones. 3 Games, 3 saves. Only 2 Twins reached base. Ever since the blown save against Texas June 26, where he called himself out for being terrible after the game, Jonesy has cut his ERA by a run and a half. Good stuff all around these past three games. Let's just hope the Tigers keep the momentum going and beat up on the Royals and White Sox, their next two opponents.
Brandon Inge. Hitting a game winning RBI is tough, doing it off of Joe Nathan is nearly impossible. Great job today by Inge
Gary Sheffield. I didn't really get to see the play, but by the sound of it he was just caught napping at 2nd base when he was picked off. Carlos Guillen got a hit after the pickoff, and Sheffield more than likely scores the run that keeps the game out of extra innings.
W - L
1st Place AL Central (Cleveland 2 GB)