Ledezma, Higginson lead way in 8-4 victory

The Tigers may not be competing for a playoff spot, but they're still battling, and in the process they may very well be uncovering a member of their rotation for many years to come. Wilfredo Ledezma got his 3rd win in as many starts for the Tigers, while the offense provided plenty of support to give the Tigers the series victory over their division rival.

Wilfredo Ledezma keeps taking the ball, as he inches closer and closer to his 150-inning limit for the season. But as long as he can still go, the Tigers plan on taking advantage of it, as all 3 of his starts so far this year have resulted in Tiger victories. That third one came on Thursday night.

Ledezma was on once again, giving up 3 runs over 6 innings. He also struck out 4 and walked 2, but the 3 runs he allowed didn't amount to much as the Tiger offense put up plenty of runs.

Gary Knotts relieved Ledezma, pitching the final 3 innings to earn his first career save after coming off the Disabled List and jumping into the bullpen just days ago.

Chicago's starter Jon Garland definitely didn't have his best stuff on Thursday, as he was chased by the Tigers in the 3rd inning after Bobby Higginson's 2nd Home Run of the game. Garland allowed 7 runs in 2 2/3 innings.

Higginson was the star again, launching 2 more Home Runs (which makes 4 in the last 3 days). Higginson drove in 4 runs. Carlos Pena also had a good game, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Craig Monroe, Marcus Thames and Dmitri Young all each contributed an RBI as well.

The White Sox couldn't figure out Ledezma, and in turn, didn't have the same stats. Juan Uribe did have a 2-run Home Run off Ledezma, and Ben Davis had a Home Run in the 9th off of Gary Knotts.

The Tigers, at 56-64, will now return home to host Seattle for a 3-game weekend series. A pair of lefties will face off on Friday, as Jamie Moyer goes up against Nate Robertson at 7:05pm at Comerica Park.


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