Justin Verlander gave up three earned runs over six innings on Tuesday vs. the Royals. (AP)
By Jason Beck / MLB.com
The Tigers unleashed eight runs with a big night from Placido Polanco who belted a two-run homer and notched four RBIs. Miguel Cabrera and Marcus Thames also chipped in with homers, Thames knocking a three-run shot in the fifth. Justin Verlander struck out 11 batters on the night.
BATTING HR: Cabrera, M (17, 1st inning off Chen, B, 0 on, 2 out), Polanco (6, 3rd inning off Chen,
B, 1 on, 2 out), Thames, M (8, 5th inning off Chen, B, 2 on, 2 out). TB: Inge; Cabrera, M 4; Polanco
6; Thames, M 4; Granderson 2. RBI: Cabrera, M (48), Polanco 4 (40), Thames, M 3 (18). 2-out
RBI: Cabrera, M; Polanco 3; Thames, M 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez. GIDP:
Cabrera, M. Team RISP: 2-for-4. Team LOB: 6.
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