The Angels Make it Three Straight over Detroit

In the Tigers never-ending carousel of starters (and emergency starters), the Tigers sent Matt Ginter to the mound on Sunday afternoon to take on the Angels. And much like the success of many others that have taken the mound, the results were mediocre at best in place of Nate Robertson.

Detroit Tigers - 67-81, 4th in AL Central
Matt Ginter stepped in for Nate Robertson on Sunday afternoon, but things didn't go nearly as well as manager Alan Trammell would have hoped. Ginter took the mound and promptly allowed three runs in the first inning – he'd give up two more before leaving the game. Ginter made it just 4 1/3 innings, giving up all five Los Angeles runs on ten hits. Sean Douglass was excellent in relief, giving up just one hit over the final 3 2/3 innings, but the Tiger offense wasn't able to make up the ground. That of course was not at all in fault of Curtis Granderson, who was a perfect five for five hitting leadoff for the Tigers. Dmitri Young pinch hit in the ninth for John McDonald and drove in a pair of runs, but that still left the Tigers two runs short in their 5-3 defeat. The Tigers, with 14 games remaining, have now reached a point where they'll need to win all 14 games if they hope to end their 12 year streak of finishing below .500. Now, the Tigers will head to Kansas City for a series with the Royals. Barring any last minute setback, Jeremy Bonderman will return to action, taking on Mike Wood at 8:10pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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