Granderson's Walk Off Blast Gives 3rd Straight 'W'

In the coming years, the Cleveland Indians may well learn to live to despise Tigers' outfielder Curtis Granderson, a quickly emerging presence for Detroit. But in the meantime, they are his biggest fan right now, especially after Granderson's walk off home run in the ninth inning against Chicago on Monday night.

Detroit Tigers - 70-86, 4th in AL Central
The Tigers may be playing for nothing more than pride right now, but there's no doubt that the Cleveland Indians are glad the Tigers are still playing for something, as Detroit won their third straight, a 4-3 decision over the Chicago White Sox. Jason Johnson got a no decision as the starter as he closes out his season. Johnson allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings. He did however give up two home runs. Those two home runs hurt Detroit, but not as much as the Tigers three home runs would hurt the White Sox, especially the last one. Brandon Inge helped get the Tigers to three runs with a pair of home runs (a two run blast in the fourth, and a solo shot in the sixth), but it was Curtis Granderson who would be the hero for the Tigers. As the leadoff man in the ninth inning, Granderson promptly broke the tie and ended the game with a solo home run over the fence in left centerfield, the deepest part of the park. Nate Robertson will face Brandon McCarthy in game two of the four game set on Tuesday night at 7:05pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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