Tigers fall again to Twins, 8-5

All in all, it just wasn't a good weekend for the Tigers. They lost again to Minnesota on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the ballpark, as Nate Robertson struggled against the Twins offense. The Tiger offense did put some runs up on the board, but it wasn't enough to stop the losing skid.

Another game, another loss. The Tigers lost again on Sunday afternoon, as Nate Robertson struggled against the Twins offense.

For the game, Robertson gave up 6 runs in just 4 innings of work. The Tigers then used 5 relievers (all of which started the year in the minor leagues), each pitching an inning a piece.

Terry Mulholland got the win for Minnesota, not pitching great, but well enough to win. In 6 2/3 innings, he gave up 4 runs, including 4 strikeouts. Joe Nathan got the final out to record his 42nd save, after the Tigers made a run in the 9th on J.C. Romero.

Marcus Thames hit a 3-run Home Run to lead the offense. Omar Infante also had a big game for the Tigers, going 3-for-4 with a run scored. Ryan Raburn, who was just called up after Erie's season wrapped up with their playoff exit, got his first major league at bat in the 9th, pinch-hitting for Jason Smith (Raburn struck out).

The Twins were led by the heart of their order, as Matt LeCroy, Terry Tiffee and Christian Guzman all had big games. Tiffee and Guzman each had a Home Run, while LeCroy went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI.

The Tigers are now at 13 games under .500 at 64-77. The Tigers will try and avoid the sweep on Monday evening, when Brad Radke faces Jason Johnson at 7:05pm.


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