Tigers bats must be sad to see Seattle pitching leaving. The Tigers rung up 30 runs over the series. The Tigers also seemed to find their power, as they had 11 doubles, 2 triples, and 6 home runs.
Gary Sheffield was almost perfect at the plate today, going 3 for 4 with a walk. Matt Joyce and Brandon Inge continued their hot hitting, both adding home runs. Jeremy Bonderman wasn't spectacular, but he was solid. It was Bonderman's fifth start allowing 3 runs or less. While he only struck out 2, he only walked 2.
Minnesota rolls into town for the Holiday weekend. With the Twins on the mound we'll see if the bats are back, or if the Mariners' pitching was just that bad.
Tigers 9 Mariners 2
W: Bonderman (3-4)
L: Bautista (3-6)
S: Dolsi (1)
W - L
20 - 27