Tigers Drop Final Series Opener to Twins

It seems as if the only thing left that the Tigers have any interest in accomplishing is beating their 72 wins from 2004. Apparently, they're hoping the Tiger fans join in to watch for the final two games, as they'll need to be competitive and win them both to make it happen as they head into the final weekend of '05.

Detroit Tigers - 71-89, 4th in AL Central
Two games left. Now all that is left is for the Tigers to do is win those final two to avoid sporting a worse (or the same) record in '05 as they did in 2004. Winning the final two games has become necessary after the Tigers fell 7-3 to Minnesota on Friday evening. Mike Maroth took the loss, giving up four runs in 7 1/3 innings to the Twins. The game was quite even up until that 8th inning, when the Twins got hot and put up four runs to extend their 3-2 lead to 7-2. Maroth will finish the year an even 14-14. Curtis Granderson went 2-for-4 with a run atop the lineup, while Placido Polanco, Magglio Ordonez and Brandon Inge each drove one in. Jason Johnson will face Scott Baker at 7:10pm on Saturday night.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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