After three straight wins by walk-off Home Runs, the Tigers decided to go about it the easy way, and just dominated the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.
Nate Robertson started the game, giving the Tigers 6 strong innings (plus one lousy one - the 3rd), and earned the win in the process. Over his 7 innings, he gave up 3 earned runs while striking out 8.
The start was much better than his opposition, Jason Davis. Davis went 5 1/3 innings, allowing 7 runs on 12 hits.
At the plate, the Tigers offense was running on all cylinders. Ivan Rodriguez had 3 hits with 2 RBI. Rodriguez's 3-for-4 night made him 43-for-86 for the month, becoming the first player to hit .500 in a month since Todd Helton in 2000. The three walk-off stars also had big nights, as Dmitri Young and Carlos Pena each had a Home Run, and Eric Munson had 2 hits and an RBI. For the Indians, Lou Merloni was the star, with 2 hits and 2 RBI.