Wilfredo Ledezma won't be going very late into games this season with the Tigers - mostly because of a strict inning limit that Bob Cluck wants to keep him on.
But his short outing didn't stop him from giving the Tigers a chance to win on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. Ledezma pitched 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 3 strikeouts.
But once again the bullpen wasn't able to hold on, as Esteban Yan gave up a Home Run in the 6th inning, giving Texas all the scoring they would need to put down the Tigers for a 3rd straight game. Yan took the loss to fall to 1-3 on the year.
Ryan Drese on the other hand got the win, pitching 6 innings of 1-run baseball, giving up 6 hits and striking out 4. Francisco Cordero got another save against his former team, pitching a scoreles 9th for his 33rd save.
At the plate, Ivan Rodriguez broke out of a slump with a 2-for-4 game, including the team's lone RBI. Omar Infante also went 2-for-4, while Eric Munson also broke out of his own slump, going 2-for-2 with a walk.
Alfonso Soriano was the star for the Rangers, going 3-for-4 with a solo Home Run in the 6th, which proved to be the game winning run.