Tigers Win Streak is Short Lived (9/12 Recaps)

So the Tigers winning streak was short-lived, as the Minnesota Twins aren't quite the same walkover as the Kansas City Royals were over the weekend. While the Tigers didn't come up in the win column, there was one bright spot, and that was the performance from recent acquisition Roman Colon.

Detroit Tigers - 65-77, 4th in AL Central
The Tigers big two game winning streak came to an end on Monday with a tough 2-1 defeat to Minnesota. If there was good news to be found though, it was that Roman Colon turned in a solid start for the Tigers, scattering nine hits but giving up just one run before giving way to the bullpen. With Jeremy Bonderman's status up in the air, Sean Douglass struggling, and both star prospects unavailable for the final month, it appears as if Colon will likely have secured a spot in the rotation for the final few weeks. Colon would take a no decision though, as Chris Spurling allowed the go ahead run and gave up the loss. The Tigers offense meanwhile had plenty of opportunities, but fell short on every one of them, seeing long flies be brought in at the warning track, and numerous ends to innings with runners in scoring position. Placido Polanco brought home John McDonald via an RBI single in the third inning, which would prove to be the only run the team would manage. Curtis Granderson also chipped in with two hits and a walk. Nate Robertson faces Brad Radke on Tuesday at 7:05pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - win 3-2 vs. Norfolk
Toledo's best of five series with Indianapolis starts on Tuesday at 6:30 at Fifth Third Field in Toledo. Andrew Good will take the mound for the ‘Hens.
- Doug DeSloover, Toledo Correspondent

High-A Lakeland Tigers - 2-2 vs. Palm Beach (best of five)
With their backs to the wall and facing elimination, the L-Tigers came through with a 6-0 shutout of Palm Beach to even the series at 2-2 and force a game five. Jordan Tata started on the mound for Lakeland and threw seven innings, giving up only two hits and no walks. Tata struck out nine batters. Lakeland jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second when Kelly Hunt drove a three-run homer over the right field wall. Danilo Sanchez hit a two-run shot in the seventh to make it 5-0. Kelly Hunt scored another run in the eighth on a RBI single by Juan Gonzalez. Brian Rogers came on and pitched the last two innings for Lakeland. Hunt finished three for four including a double and a home run. He scored two runs and had three RBI. Clevlen went two for five with a run. Sanchez was one for three with a run and two RBI. The 2005 FSL champion will be determined tomorrow when these two teams play a fifth and final game.
- Aaron Westgate, Lakeland Correspondent

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