Saturday, April 11, 2009

Nearly perfect

Aside from errors by Brandon Inge and Adam Everett -- who were supposed to improve the Tigers' defense -- Detroit got just about everything it wanted today in a 4-3 win over Texas. Justin Verlander gave up only 2 hits over five innings and the bullpen fired four innings of hitless relief. Nate Robertson got the victory while Fernando Rodney struck out the side in the ninth for the save. Everett atoned for his miscue with a two-run single and later scored the winning run.

The Tigs are 3-3 this year and improved to 10-3 against the Rangers dating back to September 2007.

Potenially good news: Joel Zumaya is going to start his rehab assignment.

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