Tigers 6 Indians 2 (10 innings)
Finally we get to see what a bullpen blow-up looks like from the other side. 4 runs in the 10th capped with a MaggVP 3 run blast gave the Tigers their first lead of the night. Todd Jones might have given us shades of June 1st after the first two batters in the tenth, but he recovered to secure the win. Jeremy Bonderman had his patented 1st inning hiccup, but unlike his past few games, he pulled himself together and shutout the Indians in the next 6 innings, allowing only 2 hits and striking out 8. I feel pretty confident in saying Fernando Rodney is back. He was centimeters away from striking out the first batter Chris Gomez, who smacked a double on the next pitch. So here we are, no one out, game winning run on 2nd...we all knew what was going to happen. Of course Rodney strikes out the side, naturally. in the 5 games since coming of the DL, Fernando has allowed one hit, walked one, and struck out 7. Lets hope Joel Zumaya can put up the same numbers when he returns.
Curtis Granderson. Didn't get a hit, but made the catch that saved first place. Also the walk to lead-off the ninth was pretty big too.
Brandon Inge. 4 strikeouts on the night...eww.
W - L
66 - 53
1st Place AL Central (Cleveland 1 GB)