That's More Like It! Tigers Pick Up First Victory

Matt SCorrespondent IApril 8, 2009

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 27:  Miguel Cabrera (L) #24 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by teammate Magglio Ordonez #30 after hitting a two-run homerun in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 27, 2008 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Instead of pressing the panic button on Wednesday night the Tigers reached for the "easy" button.

Zach Miner offered up five and two-thirds innings of one-run ball, and the bullpen backed him up.

Bobby Seay (1.1 IP, 2 K, 0 ER), Ryan Perry (1 IP, 1 K, 0 ER), and Fernando Rodney (1 IP, 0 ER) closed out the game just as the Tigers pen used to do in 2006: no runs, no hits, no walks, no mercy.

The Tigers offense was lead by Miguel Cabrera who raised his season average to 0.700 with a three-for-four performance capped by two home runs.

Brandon Inge added a home run in the sixth inning stretching his home run streak to three games.

The lone Toronto run was an RBI double by Aaron Hill in the first, scoring Marco Scutaro.

A pair of pitchers will make their first major league starts tomorrow as Rick Porcello of the Tigers squares off against Ricky Romero of the Blue Jays.