Mission accomplished! That is, if you were of the opinion that the Detroit Tigers just had to avoid getting swept this weekend in Minneapolis. The bats finally came through to support the pitching, getting some key hits with runners on base, something that had been all too rare in the first two games of this series.
Nate Robertson sure looked healthy, and perhaps ready to give Detroit the starting pitching boost it needs down the stretch. Pitching five innings, he allowed two runs and six hits, adding six strikeouts. And Placido Polanco made sure there was no squandering today, slapping a single in the fifth inning that drove home two runs and gave the Tigers the lead.
Tigers beat the Twins, 6-2! Full recap later on. But for now, enjoy the afterglow. Are you feeling a little better after a win or still kind of the same?