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|WP: Brad Thomas (4 - 0)
SV: Jose Valverde (13)
LP: Javier Lopez (1 - 1)
Just like that, the Cardiac Cats are back. Carlos Guillen lifted the Tigers to a walk-off victory Saturday night with a home run in the 10th. With two outs in the eighth today, Miguel Cabrera -- code name: AWESOME! -- knocked in three runs with one swing that resulted in the ball landing far, far away.
"Bollocks" is what I like to imagine Octavio Dotel saying as he failed to get the four-out save for Pittsburgh.
And Detroit swept away their foes from Pittsburgh.
Well that's three reasons to like interleague play, anyway.
In more pressing news: Austin Jackson left the game in the bottom of the first inning before he even had the opportunity to make a plate appearance. The Tigers listed it as back spasms and say he is day-to-day. Magglio Ordonez had another day off to rest his oblique. He hasn't played in about a week. And Carlos Guillen, who didn't start due to a sore hamstring, pinch hit in the eighth and later scored on Cabrera's home run.
Fortunately the trio get a day off Monday to rest what ails them. The Nationals come to town Tuesday.
I also have to mention the Tigers' earlier run came off a 420-foot blast -- wait, banger? howler? -- to center field off the bat of Alex Avila.
Armando Galarraga pitched into the eighth inning, allowing six hits, a walk and two runs in the process.
Finally, in all-good-things-must-end news: Jose Valverde gave up a run, causing his ERA to nearly double to .66. The last time a team scored of him was April 7, during his second game as a Tiger.