Carlos Silva pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings as the Twins shut out the Tigers 2-0 tonight. Nate Robertson pitched a very solid game allowing 1 run on 3 hits in 7 innings, the only run scoring on a second inning single by Nick Punto. As has so often been the case during his career, he received no offensive support from the Tigers who were held to just 7 hits and one extra base hit. They had a chance to tie it in the 9th as they had runners on second and third against Joe Nathan but Pudge Roriguez grounded to short for the final out. The loss left them one loss or Yankee victory away from official elimination.
Magglio Ordonez went 1 for 3 with his 51st double tonight to keep his batting average at .358. Suzuki, who is not playing tonight, is batting .350. So, barring a collapse this week, Ordonez is looking good for the batting title.