The Gist: Hey now! Jeremy Bonderman earns a quality start -- and a win -- after a six-inning, eight-hit outing against the Mariners. And what do you know? The Tigers beat the Mariners 9-2 to sweep the series. Freddy Dolsi was lights-out over three innings of no-hit relief. The Tigers banged out 13 hits (43 for the series), including three from Gary Sheffield (to raise his average to .202), two from Matt Joyce and a three-run jack from Brandon Inge.
The Quote: "They want me to run on and off the mound. I smoke three packs a day." -- Jim Leyland on MLB's efforts to accelerate games.
The Stat: .281 - Placido Polanco's average, despite an 0 for 4 day on Thursday. Talk about flying under the radar.
Up Next: Twins @ Tigers
- Friday: Armando Galarraga (3-1, 3.06) vs. Kevin Slowey (0-4, 5.49)
- Saturday: Nate Robertson (1-5, 6.08) vs. Boof Bonser (2-5, 5.25)
- Sunday: Justin Verlander (2-7, 5.61) vs. Glen Perkins (1-1, 3.44)
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