Tigers, Whitecaps victorious

It was a good night for the Tigers organization, as the Tigers won in Chicago, while their low-A farm team, the West Michigan Whitecaps moved within a game of winning the Midwest League Championship. The Tigers got 6 Home Runs to lead them on offense, while the Whitecaps won a low-scoring affair after an excellent pitching effort from Jordan Tata.

Nate Robertson didn't have his best stuff, but still made it 6 innings for the Tigers. Over that span, Robertson did give up 6 runs on 9 hits. He did however strike out 7.

Esteban Yan would end up taking the win in relief, despite blowing the save at the end. Luckily for Yan, a Carlos Pena Home Run in the 10th gave the Tigers back the lead, and John Ennis closed it out for his 1st save with the Tigers.

Omar Infante had a huge game at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a pair of Home Runs. He also drove in 3 runs, and scored 3 himself. Craig Monroe also had a 3-run Home Run, and Dmitri Young added one with 2 RBI.

The Whitecaps meanwhile got a win the hard way, topping Kane County 3-1. Jordan Tata got the win, pitching 6 shutout innings, including 11 strikeouts. West Michigan was helped by 4 errors by Kane County, as the team is just 1 win away from winning the Midwest League. Kelly Hunt had an RBI double, and Eric Rodland drove in 2 runs with his single.

The Whitecaps will send Cristhian Martinez to the mound to try and win the Championship for West Michigan.

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