Jeremy Bonderman had another strong outing, unfortunately, Freddy Garcia had a better one. Bonderman threw 114 pitches in 7 innings, allowing all 3 Mariner runs while striking out 5. Steve Colyer and Esteban Yan combined to close out the final inning for the Tigers, but the damage had already been done, and the 3 runs were plenty for Garcia.
Garcia, who coming into the season was a huge question mark, has proven that he can still pitch with the best of them, going 7 innings allowing the Tigers lone run while striking out 7. It was just Garcia's second win of the season, but his ERA is a very impressive 2.71.
The Tigers once again sit one game below .500 at 21-22. They have Monday off before heading out to Kansas City for a 3-game set. In the first game on Tuesday night, Mike Maroth takes on Jimmy Gobble. Game time is 8:10pm, televised on Fox Sports Detroit.