Kansas City 11, Detroit 1 (box)
Magic Number 14
There really is not much to say about this game. Jarrod Washburn was terrible in the first inning and didn’t come back for the second. After the game, there was talk that he may be finished for the year with a bad left knee.
Regardless of the outcome, I’m still a fan of the trade, as I feel it was the right move to make at the time. Suffice to say, Washburn has not been Doyle Alexander, no disrespect to either of the two pitchers traded for him, but let’s hope they don’t turn out to be John Smoltz.
The Royals hit three 3-run bombs, the Tigers didn’t. That’s really all you need to know about this game. Magglio Ordonez made enough trips to the plate to guarantee that he will make $18 million next season and be back with the Tigers. At least we officially put that one to bed.
The Twins won, so did the White Sox. I don’t know if it has anything to do with this pennant race, but I am very much under the weather right now, so I’m going to cut this short. If I get to feeling better, I’ll post again later.