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After five games of laughable offense the Tigers finally managed to provide the pop that has come to be expected of them. The Tigers doubled their run total on the season in just one game, recording a season high 16 hits and only striking out a combined four times.

Rajai Davis got the offense going by starting the game with a leadoff triple. Two batters later Miguel Cabrera would ground out to short to bring home the Tigers first run of the game. The Tigers would only manage that one run in the first, but would explode in the second inning.

The Tigers would crush Johan Santana scoring five runs in the inning, easily the biggest inning of the season for the Tigers. Miguel Cabrera would cap the inning off with a 2 out 2 RBI double to right center. The double was Miguel Cabrera’s 2000th hit of his career.

In a night when the bats finally came alive for the Tigers it only seemed right that the pitching would take a step back. Justin Verlander would struggle through five innings, allowing three runs and giving up eight hits. He would turn the ball over to his bull pen who would struggle just as much if not more than him.

Chamberlin, Alaburquerque and Nathan would close out the final three innings and give up three runs between them. Nathan giving up a ninth inning solo HR to JJ Hardy that would put the Orioles within two, but Nathan stayed cool and closed the game out to record his second save of the season.

The Tigers are now 4-2 on the season and head to LA to take on the Dodgers over the next two games.

Game Notes:

Ian Kinsler was the only player of the Tigers to not record a hit. This pushes his batting average to an awful .090. Torii Hunter is sizzling right now; with two more hits today Hunter is batting .380 on the season.

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Game 4 - Orioles Box Score

Game 4 - Tigers Box Score


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