On Saturday, Jeremy Bonderman took the mound against Casey Fossum, but neither were real impressive. Bonderman however was able to last much longer than Fossum, as he went 7 innings, giving up 6 runs though in the process. Fossum only lasted 4 2/3 innings, allowing 5 runs before getting the yank.
Brandon Villafuerte allowed the game winning Home Run to Eric Munson in the 9th, he got the loss, his first of the season. Carlos Guillen didn't have the big hit at the end, but he did go 2-for-4 with a double and 4 RBI.
In the 2nd game, Carlos Pena had the fireworks, as he broke a tie in the 9th with a grand slam, after Mike Koplove walked 2 batters to get to Pena. Jamie Walker got the win in relief, pitching 2 2/3 innings of no hit baseball, with 3 strikeouts.
Mike Maroth got the start, going 5 innings and allowing 5 runs. He went up against former Tiger Steve Sparks, who allowed 4 runs over 5 1/3 innings, but it was another former Tiger, Villafuerte, who got the loss again for allowing Omar Infante, the winning run, to get on base.
The Tigers have now ended a 5-game losing streak with a 4-game winning streak, including a sweep of the Diamondbacks. Now just 4 games under .500 at 35-39, the Tigers are off on Monday before heading to Cleveland for a 3-game set with the Indians, who have been real hot as of late, jumping the Tigers last week in the standings.