Tigers Survive Scare for 4th Straight Victory

Whatever the Tigers are able to accomplish over the final two weeks of the season, it's obviously too little, too late, as no matter how many games they can win, they're still going to fall well short of being in competition for anything. But that hasn't stopped the Tigers from getting a winning streak going, including their fourth straight on Tuesday.

Detroit Tigers - 71-86, 4th in AL Central
On Friday night, the Tigers were riding an eight game losing streak, and had to find a way to win six of their last nine games just to finish the season with a better record than what they had last year. But after a players only meeting, things have turned around, including the Tigers' fourth straight victory on Tuesday night, beating Chicago 3-2. Nate Robertson, who has pitched well all year long despite getting little support, got the victory, just his seventh of the season. Robertson gave up a run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings. Robertson did struggle a bit with his control though, walking five as well as striking out five. The Tigers got their three runs slowly, scoring one each in the third, fifth and sixth inning, then just hoped the bullpen could hold on (though they almost didn't as the Tigers entered the ninth with a 3-1 lead, but Fernando Rodney was able to work out of the jam he got himself into for his 9th save. Omar Infante and Craig Monroe each had a solo home run, while Magglio Ordonez drove home the other run. Jose Contreras will take on Sean Douglass at 7:05pm on Wednesday night.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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