- Nate Robertson pitched another 7 innings allowing 2 runs on 8 hits. He has now pitched 6 or more innings in 18 of his last 19 starts and 13 of the18 have been quality starts. Prior to that, he made it through 6 innings in just 29 of his 43 previous starts giving him a reputation as a pitcher who did not have the stamina to consistently pitch deep into games.
- Magglio Ordonez hit a two run home run in the first inning which put them ahead 2-1. It was his first home run in
and his 7th overall since June 3. They really need him to start hitting and hitting with power consistently the way he did in the first half. Comerica Park
- Omar Infante had a 10 pitch at bat in the 7th inning and was rewarded with a two run double. He now has 14 hits in his last 29 at bats raising his batting average from .260 to .292.
- Chris Shelton made his return today and walked in 3 plate appearances. That is not much of a highlight but he did seem to be laying off the outside pitch, something he was having trouble with before his demotion.
Jim Leyland said after today's game that he now thinks Carlos Guillen will be back for this weekend's series in Minnesota. Guillen strained his right hamstring Saturday night. He was able to run at three-quarters speed before today's game.
He also reported that Placido Polanco may return as early as next week.
Walk Off Homer for Carlos Pena
Carlos Pena, now of the Red Sox, helped the Tigers today by hitting a walk off home run in the 10th inning to beat the White Sox 3-2. Pena, who grew up and went to college in Massachusetts called it a dream come true. He said he's been imagining himself hitting a game winning homer in Fenway Park since he was 12 years old.
The White Sox loss dropped them into 3rd place 5 games behind the Tigers. The Twins, who beat the Devil Rays 2-1 today, moved into second place 5 games behind.