Friday, June 18, 2010

Tigers on a roll

By Justin Cousineau
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With two series sweeps and a balanced attack against the MLB's weaker teams in the Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates the Tigers have gained momentum.

Galarraga had a solid 4 inning's but early in the fifth gave up a double to Kelly Johnson with one out, then Stephen Drew, and Jason Upton reached with singles scoring Kelly Johnson. The Tigers made a pitcher change after a fallout by Galarraga with just one out.

With the game tied at the bottom of the fourth the Tigers looked to get back on track in order to secure their seventh straight win.

With big hitting from Magglio Ordonez hitting a home run, and Brandon Inge having a double, triple and single the Tigers secured the win. A solid performance from the bullpen the Tigers
took command in the bottom of the eighth and Jose Valverde closed it out getting a line out for Upton, and a strike out by Miguel Montero. Valverde with the save the Tigers look to have continuous success in the three game series.