Tigers go old school as they take down Dodgers, 7-5

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Tigers go old school as they take down Dodgers, 7-5

Post  Admin on Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:35 pm



Wearing the 1944 throwback uniforms, Casper Wells opened the game with one of four home runs by the Tigers, who went on to a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Besides Wells, Miguel Cabrera and Magglio Ordonez also homered. So did Don Kelly, who connected as a pinch-hitter for Ordonez in the eighth inning. It was the second time this season the Tigers hit four homers in a game, including a 13-7 win at Texas on June 6.

Tigers starter Rick Porcello allowed nine hits and five runs in 4 2-3 innings and was lifted with a 6-4 lead. He struck out two, walked one and was one out shy of the required number of innings for a victory. It was the second straight game in which he failed to go five.

Al Alburquerque (4-1) got the victory in relief, striking out four and walking two in 2 1-3 innings.

Austin Jackson entered the game as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning. Then with two outs and the bases loaded..Jose Valverde pitched to Dioner Navarro and the ball came off his bat hard, sending Jackson into a dead sprint. He made an over-the-shoulder catch on the bases-loaded drive for the final out.

Valverde also struck out pinch-hitter Casey Blake for his 17th save in as many chances.


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Right fielder Magglio Ordonez

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