Sunday, May 31, 2009

Game 49

No Miguel Cabrera, no Placido Polanco, no problem.

Newly appointed Clean-up hitter Curtis Granderson provided all the run support Edwin Jackson needed with his solo home run in the 4th. Jackson was once again outstanding, with his 2 hits, 7 K performance. Jackson retired the first 11 batters in order, and did not allow the other hit until a lead-off double to Ty Wigginton in the 8th. Most astonishing was the neutralization of Tiger Killer Luke Scott. He was 0-3 with 2 strikeouts. Fernando Rodney did his thing. Allowed a base-runner, but got three outs for his 10th save of the year. It also gave the Tigers their Major League leading 7th shutout.

Road trip over with a record of 4-3. Might not have been pretty in the first two games, but it ended well. Back home to a day off then the Red Sox

Tigers 3 Orioles 0

W: Jackson (5-3)
L: Berken (1-1)
S: Rodney (10)

Tigers Record:
W - L
30 - 19
1st Place AL Central (4 games ahead of Chicago)

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