Bonderman Not Impressive In Return

After losing three of four from the Angels, the Tigers were hoping to have a bit more luck against a team even less successful than the Tigers this season; the Kansas City Royals. The Tigers came up empty on that attempt though, as the Royals chased Jeremy Bonderman from the game en route to yet another Tiger defeat.

Detroit Tigers - 67-82, 4th in AL Central
Jeremy Bonderman made his return to the lineup, but it wasn't the return the Tigers were hoping for from their ace. Bonderman never truly settled down, as he left the game midway through the fifth inning. In his 4 2/3 innings, he allowed seven Kansas City runs on eleven hits. No telling if Bonderman will get another start yet this year, or if he'll simply be shut down to avoid any other possible further damage. The Tigers' first basemen led the way at the plate, as both Chris Shelton and Carlos Pena blasted home runs. Shelton had a solo shot in the first inning, while Pena blasted a two run homer in the sixth. Ivan Rodriguez also went 2-for-4 with an RBI. With the loss the Tigers have now guaranteed themselves their 13th straight losing season. But they're still playing for pride, with a doubleheader on Tuesday evening. Mike Maroth takes the mound in the first game, while Nate Robertson takes the mound in the nightcap.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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