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It's nice to have something positive again: Tigers 9, Angels 4

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Final - 8.8.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles Angels 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 4 10 1
Detroit Tigers 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 3 X 9 13 1
WP: Rick Porcello (5 - 10)
LP: Trevor Bell (1 - 3)

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Well I don't want to get all wrapped up in reveling in it. Act like you've been here before, right? But seriously. Six wins vs. 19 losses in the second half of the season? If we've been here before it's hard to remember it.

The Tigers win a game!

Not just the Tigers, but Rick Porcello wins, too, for the first time since May 23.

And not just that, but the Tigers scored nine runs. That's the most since July 5 against Baltimore. The Tigers were 7-for-16 with runners in scoring position.

So yeah, it was just the kind of game the doctor ordered.

Unless your name is Brennan Boesch, whose short-lived attempt to claw out of a slump ended when he went 0-for-4. Or unless your name is Brandon Inge, who went hitless for the entire series -- and, in fact, every at bat since his first game bat.

But we're not going to dwell. The Tigers won, so we're going to enjoy it, damn it.

In post game news, we learned Will Rhymes, who went 3-for-4 with a pair of two-out RBI, was optioned to Triple-A Toledo to make room for Carlos Guillen, who will resume his place as the second baseman. So after a few weeks of rookies up the middle, the Tigers are back to having veterans all around the infield. Although Guillen's glove may leave a bit to be desired, it's definitely an improvement for the team.