18
Jul
07

The Tigers will not allow you to score runs

Great NateThe Tigers have been anything but Grrrrreat this year against the Twins. In April, Detroit welcomed Minnesota for the first series of the year between the two clubs, and promptly dropped two of three.

So, any win (ugly or not) would be news…

Tigers 1, Twins 0: Detroit got its first shutout in the Homer Dome since 2004 with a little help from the pitching staff. Although both starters were fairly stellar (Nate Robinson and Matt Garza each gave up 3 hits in 7 innings of work), Magglio Ordonez’s RBI single in the sixth was enough to keep the Tigers a game up in the Central despite…

Indians 6, White Sox 5 F/11: Say what you want about the struggling Sox, but they’ve at least kept this series entertaining. Down two heading to the bottom of the ninth, the Tribe called on Ryan “Free” Garko to pinch hit. Two-run shot, tie game. Fast-forward two innings and Garko is back at the dish. This time, it’s a GW single that drives in Jason Michaels.

Yankees 3, Blue Jays 2: Don’t look now (seriously, don’t), but the Yanks have won four in a row, and the lead in the A.L. East is down to 8.0. Jeremy Accardo’s balk in the ninth walked in the tying run before Robinson Canoe proved himself clutch with a 10th-inning, walk-off RBI single.

Phillies 15, Dodgers 3: The Phillies just can’t stop making history. Fresh off their 10,oo1st loss, Philly destroyed L.A. for 26 hits, tying the most the club has ever given up. (The Brooklyn Dodgers gave up 26 hits against the Giants in 1958.) Dodger manager Grady Little had the most positive outlook on the evening’s events…

“At least nobody got seriously injured,” he said.

More scores after the jump…

American League

Royals 9, Red Sox 3

Devil Rays 8, Angels 3

Orioles 8, Mariners 3

Rangers 11, A’s 4

National League

Rockies 6, Pirates 2

Astros 4, Nationals 2

Marlins 4, Cardinals 2

Reds 6, Braves 5

Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 2

Giants 4, Cubs 2

Mets 7, Padres 0

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