Detroit Tigers - 66-78, 4th in AL Central
Sean Douglass hasn't inspired a lot of confidence lately, but he made a case for sticking around a bit longer on Wednesday, pitching six innings, giving up just one run on four hits. Of course, Douglass wasn't able to get the win because the Twins were able to put up an inherited run on Craig Dingman in the eighth inning. But with the score tied at 2, Craig Monroe came up with a big two run single in the bottom half of the inning to take a 4-2 lead. Dingman was able to close it out in ninth inning to get the win in relief. Monroe came up with the big hit, but Curtis Granderson was the one that was getting it done all game long, going 3-for-3, scoring two runs (including the go ahead run) on top of his two run home run in the third inning.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - 2-0 vs. Indianapolis (best of five)
Toledo moved even closer to winning the Governor's Cup, with a 6-3 victory over Indianapolis on Wednesday night, bringing the ‘Hens to within one win of taking the series and staking their claim as the best team in the International League. Kenny Baugh got the start, but manager Larry Parrish wasn't taking any chances, as Baugh came out after just four innings (despite allowing just one earned run over that span). Corey Hamman would get the win in relief, pitching two innings while giving up a run. The Toledo offense was able to match Indianapolis every time they put up a run, except every time Indianapolis got one, the ‘Hens got two. Kevin Hooper and Dewayne Wise each had two hits, two runs and an RBI atop the lineup. Alexis Gomez also drove in a pair of runs. The ‘Hens will go for the title on Thursday night at 8pm in Indianapolis.
- Doug DeSloover, Toledo Correspondent