In his first 3 innings, Ledezma was excellent, striking out 4 and allowing just 1 baserunner (via a walk). But then came a rain delay, and Ledezma's day would be done.
Ledezma's teammate for a good portion of the year in AA Erie, Roberto Novoa, then came on and gave the Tigers another 3 innings. Novoa did allow 2 runs, but both were unearned. Danny Patterson then came on and lost the lead, trying to pitch through a downpour. Esteban Yan relieved him, and got the final 2 outs, he would later get the win after the Tigers got a run in the bottom of the 8th.
Ugueth Urbina, in possibly his final appearance as a Tiger, came on in and pitched a perfect 9th, including ending the game on a strikeout to get his 17th save.
Once again, Bobby Higginson had the game winning RBI, and once again it came without a hit. This time, a bases loaded walk proved to be the game winner.
Now back at 5 games under .500, the Tigers will hope to keep their streak going on Saturday evening. A pair of lefties will face off against each other - Mark Buehrle takes on Mike Maroth (assuming he's not moved as well). The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.