Tigers Finally Halt Skid Using Long Ball

Maybe the 45 minute players-only meeting helped the Tigers calm down, re-focus, and achieve what is necessary. But whatever it was, the Tigers finally were able to step back from the pathetic month they've had and overtake a team that they should beat the entire series, in turn ending their eight game losing streak.

Detroit Tigers - 68-86, 4th in AL Central
It wasn't pretty, but no matter what it was, it got the job done. The Tigers ended their eight game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over Seattle on Saturday evening, simultaneously ending their losing streak while football reigned supreme in the area, with Michigan proving unable to pull out a victory and the Lions not even able to win as they had the week off. Jason Grilli got the win as the starter, allowing a run in seven innings, including just two hits but four walks. Grilli left with a 3-1 lead, but shortly after was able to cite a 7-1 lead as reason to believe he'd walk away with a victory as a Tiger, having the benefit of a four run eighth inning. Placido Polanco, Chris Shelton and Craig Monroe all had multi-hit games as the two through four hitters with a home run apiece as well as Polacno's two runs, Shelton's three hits, and Monroe's two runs and two RBI. Back in the win column, the Tigers still need four more wins just to match their total of last year, a far cry from where the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians have ended up, teams it was thought the Tigers were ready to compete with. Mike Maroth faces Gil Meche in the finale of the series at 1:05pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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