After two very frustrating losses, the Tigers salvaged one game of the three game series winning 6-2 tonight. Armando Galarraga had been tapering off as late but pitched a masterful game tonight allowing just two runs on four hits in 8 1/3 innings. The only runs scored on a two run homer by little Macier Izturis in the ninth. With three solid starts in the series, the Tigers now have 12 quality starts in their last 16 games.
New left fielder Marcus Thames led the offensive attack with two homers - one to right and one to center - and four RBI. He also hit two deep smashes to right for outs. Curtis Granderson, Placido Polanco, Magglio Ordonez and Edgar Renteria also had two hits apiece. They now go to Seattle for a three game weekend series.