Jeremy Bonderman was looking to get back to his old self after a pair of rough outings, unfortunately, the rain didn't give him the chance. Bonderman pitched the first 2 innings, but then came the rain, and 2 and a half hours later, Bonderman had cooled off and couldn't go back out. Craig Dingman came on and pitched well in relief, giving the Tigers 3 innings of shutout baseball. Dingman also was able to get the win, his first of the year.
Carlos Guillen was big at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a Home Run and 2 runs scored. Eric Munson also had a Home Run and a double to go along with 2 walks. The Braves 2 runs came off 2 solo Home Runs, one by Chipper Jones, the other by Eli Marrero. Jones' shot was measured as the longest ball ever hit in Comerica Park, almost reach the statues in deep Left Center.
The Tigers, back at 6 games under .500, don't have much of a rest, as they go up against the Braves just a little more than 12 hours after finishing up Wednesday night's game. Russ Ortiz takes on Mike Maroth at 1:05pm.