Tigers welcome back 'Da Meat Hook' with 8-4 win

Dmitri Young returned on Monday, and apparently a few of the Tigers wanted to show off their power stroke to Da Meat Hook - as the Tigers launched 5 home runs (including 2 apiece by 3B Eric Munson and SS Carlos Guillen). Dmitri himself had a pair of hits as the Tigers picked up a win after being swept by the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend.

On Monday, everyone was hitting. And all that run production was plenty for Gary Knotts, who gave the Tigers another solid start to improve his record to 2-1 on the year. Knotts allowed 3 runs in 6 1/3 innings on 7 hits, before giving way to the bullpen. A save wasn't possible with the Tigers up 8-3, but Ugueth Urbina pitched the 9th, still showing a few signs of his performance from Sunday. Despite the run off 2 hits that he allowed, Urbina was able to get the 3 outs to close out the game.

Darrell May took the mound against the Tigers, and just wasn't able to slow Tiger hitters down. May allowed 5 runs in 5 innings, before giving way to the bullpen, who didn't fare much better - allowing another 3 runs over the final 3 innings.

Everyone was a star it seemed at the plate for the Tigers, as a number of players had good days. Eric Munson, who has been in and out of the lineup for the past month, hit 2 home runs, as did his infield-mate Carlos Guillen. 2B Omar Infante had a solo Home Run as well. And in his return, Dmitri Young had a pair of hits and a run scored after a long stint on the Disabled List.

The win puts the Tigers at 23-27, 4 games below .500. Tuesday night the two teams face again, with Nate Robertson going up against Brian Anderson, who was hit hard by the Tigers last week in Kansas City. Game time is 7:05pm, televised on Fox Sports Detroit.

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