Bonderman sharp – Tigers win again

Jeremy Bonderman was effective against the Indians

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Jeremy Bonderman continued the roll of strong starting pitching, as the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 at Comerica today.

Bonderman gave up only one hit and one run over 5 innings, striking out 5 in the process.  The righty is looking to bounce back after two straight injury-shortened seasons, in which he pitched a total of 81.2 innings.

Magglio Ordonez hit a two-run homerun in the 1st, but the real story was the pitching.

Detroit’s bullpen – Brad Thomas, Fu-Te Ni, and Ryan Perry – combined for 4 innings of 2-hit, 1-run baseball.

With runners on first and second and 1 out in the 8th, Ni struck out Travis Hafner.  Jim Leyland pulled the lefty and brought in Perry to face the right-handed hitting Johnny Peralta, and Perry struck him out.

The Tigers’ team ERA is now just 2.54 on the year… a stat that should make fans across the Detroit-Metro area optimistic for another great summer.

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