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|WP: Jeremy Bonderman (3 - 4)
LP: Luis Atilano (5 - 4)
Oh, if the Tigers were a National League team. They just swept a second consecutive NL opponent. They've won seven of nine games against the NL this year. And dating back to 2006, they have a 59-22 (.728) record against the senior circuit.
It's fun to dream.
But they'd probably just stink as bad as the rest of them, right?
The headline says it: Detroit got 19 hits. Dig a bit deeper and you'll find Ryan Raburn and Ramon Santiago at the top two slots in the batting order. Santiago, it should be especially noted, went 4-for-4 and reached on an error. The pair accounted for six of the hits and three of the Tigers' runs.
Every batter three through eight -- that includes Brandon Inge and Alex Avila -- each rapped out a pair of hits. And, well, Don Kelly made a couple of nice defensive plays, anyway.
Jeremy Bonderman, meanwhile, struck out seven batters in seven innings while allowing just a pair of runs. He gave up five hits and no walks.
Oh to be an NL club and feast on the Nationals and Pirates.
Dontrelle Willis, Edwin Jackson and more come to town Friday. More on that in the morning lede, I promise.