Rapid Reactions: Ryan Raburn Put it on the Board

Tigers 7, White Sox 3 (box score)

  • Pitching around one of this season’s best hitting catchers to face a guy hitting .199 is a sound decision. Ryan Raburn made Ozzie Guillen pay for that decision in a big way with his fourth inning grand slam. Please let this be the return of Summer Raburn!
  • Al Alburquerque is legit. Benoit is back.
  • Don Kelly proved that the Tigers have two very good options at third base defensively and two very bad options offensively.
  • Tigers pitcher struck out Adam Dunn three more times today, that makes for seven this series. Victor Martinez > Adam Dunn.
  • The Tigers are starting to build a 2011 track record of doing what kept them out of the playoffs in recent years – competency away from Comerica Park and winning inside the division.
  • The Indians spent the weekend at home and got swept while the Tigers took a weekend series in Chicago. Borat said it best, “I like”.

Tags: Adam Dunn Al Alburquerque Detroit Tigers Don Kelly Ryan Raburn

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