In back-to-back days, the guys who I wouldn’t expect to be giving up big homeruns gave up big homeruns. Yesterday it was Casey Fein serving up 2 homeruns in the 8th. Prior to that, in 34.1 innings this season, he’d only given up 1 HR. Today it was Burt0n giving up a 2-run shot to Fielder in the 8th, the only runs the Tigers would need. Burton has worked 61 innings this season, allowing only 5 HR.
On a positive note, Cabrera went 0-3 to drop his average to .325 and Mauer had a very nice day at the plate going 3-4 and raising his average to .323. Hendriks held the Tigers to 5 hits in 7 innings of shutout ball.
In other news, the Europeans came back from a 10-6 defecit to win the Ryder Cup. 6 of the 12 matches today weren’t decided until the 18th hole and the U.S. only took 1 of those. Woods and Stricker, the anchors in the lineup, didn’t win a single match.
Oh, and the Vikings won.