Misshapen Melon Helps Tigers Roll
Placido Polanco went deep twice to help his Detroit Tigers beat the hobbled New York Yankees Wednesday night, by a score of 6-2.
Polanco hit leadoff bombs -- his first and only two of the season -- in the sixth and eighth innings. This, after going 4-for-5 with two runs scored in Detroit’s 6-4 win Tuesday night during the series opener, raises his batting average to .228.
So, after starting the season off at a miserable 2-10, the Motor City Kitties find themselves creeping back up to .500 baseball at 13-15, winning seven of their last nine games.
In other Tigers news, with the return of reliever Francisco Cruceta, the club has traded Jason Grilli to the Colorado Rockies for Class-A righty Zach Simons to make room on the roster.
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