Seattle 6, Tigers 4
Kenny Rogers got shelled and Detroit trailed by five in the sixth inning, but you can tell by the score, the Tigers made a run.
It came in the eighth inning when Curtis Granderson hit another triple this season, a towering fly over Ichiro’s head in center. Polanco grounded out to drive him in, cutting it to 6-2 and giving Grandy his second run of the game. He homered in the first for the first one.
Gary Sheffield and Ryan Raburn (who also made a nice play in right field) singled, and Guillen drove them both in for the 6-4 final. Pudge made it interesting with a long fly to left that fell short. Sean Casey, however, did not make it interesting when he got out on a check swing on the first pitch he saw from JJ Putz.
Putz struck out the side in the ninth.
So, give Chad Durbin props for giving three innings of nice relief. Grandy’s 16th triple of the season just makes me think this is going to be a storyline to follow the rest of the year. Grandy does have a chance to take the AL record.