Monday, April 13, 2009

News and notes

Highlights from the Tigers' press notes:

Yesterday marked the first time since July 2, 1993 that Detroit won a game after trailing at least 4-0 in the eighth inning or later.

The last time the Tigers won their first 3 home games was also 1993.

Detroit's relievers have retired 24 consecutive batters going back to the ninth inning of Friday's game against Texas.

Brandon Inge will play game No. 1,000 today with Detroit. He is the 14th active player to reach 1,000 games with just one team. Inge's homer yesterday was No. 100 in his career.

Since 2005, Inge leads all AL third basemen in assists and is second in total chances. (Which seems remarkable considering he saw so little action at 3B last year.)

Magglio Ordonez's .322 BA since the start of 2005 is the best in the AL. Placido Polanco is third, with a .320 mark.

Detroit had four winning streaks last year of four games or more, but no win streak longer than six.

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