The Tigers rallied from a 6-0 second-inning deficit yesterday to beat the A's 11-7. Armando Galarraga's recent struggles continued -- he failed to get out of the first frame -- but there are little signs Detroit could have some magic this season. After all, it was Ramon Santiago, with his 4-for-4 effort, who keyed the Tigs comeback. Come September, this might be one of those games that takes on added meaning.
Granted, Oakland is reeling, so this might not be the best test. But there's no need to apologize for beating weak teams.
The Tigers have scored at least 9 runs in four of their last five games. Now they face first-place Texas, but Detroit has fared well against the Rangers in the past, sweeping three games in early April.