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¡El Plácido Magnífico! Tigers 7, Royals 6

Well, He Didn't Hit For the Cycle...

Plácido Polanco continued what has been an amazing start to the season, going 3-for-5, and knocking in the game-winning run in the eighth inning. And if I recall correctly, he also made a nice play to throw out Reggie Sanders in the third inning. It was just one of those nights for Polanco. But in one of those quirks that makes you want to shrug and say, "Well, that's baseball," Polanco missed out on what would arguably be the easiest 1/4 of the cycle to attain. Oh, well. I suppose that hitting for the cycle is just one of those things that sounds nice the next day.

The Fantastic Four:

Polanco may have been the superstar last night, but really, the first four batters in the Tigers' lineup were outstanding. There were nine hits between them, with Pudge Rodriguez getting yet another two (some people dig Kansas City for the barbeque; Pudge digs that KC pitching) and Magglio Ordonez collecting three of his own (along with three RBIs).

Who's This New Guy That Drove In a Run?

Who? You mean Gary Sheffield? Yes, that was his first RBI in the last 10 games. You know, now that you mention it, I remember the Tigers making a big trade in the off-season to get someone who was supposed to drive in a bunch of runs. I shouldn't have purchased his book until he had at least 10 RBIs.

Nobody #@$%s with DeJesus!

There are some things in this life that you just have to accept. Michigan roads will always have potholes in the winter. Superman will always beat Lex Luthor. And David DeJesus owns Mike Maroth. He couldn't get anything past the Royals' centerfielder last night, giving up two singles and a home run. The only thing that got DeJesus out was Maroth leaving the game. (Well, sort of. DeJesus went 1-for-2 against Wil Ledezma, too.)