That. Was. Sweet.
What started off looking like an ugly night for the Tigers, with Armando Galarraga twice giving the Rays three-run leads, turned into one of the more impressive victories of the season.
The bullpen did a fantastic job, pitching seven shutout innings, highlighted by Jeremy Bonderman's comeback. Alex Avila hit a titanic home run (the majesty of which we were deprived, thanks to Tropicana Field's catwalks), Marcus Thames had a big pinch-hit RBI single, and we even got a squeeze play!
You get the feeling that Jim Leyland can do most anything he wants right now, with this expanded roster.
Full recap tomorrow. For now, enjoy the afterglow!