Originally posted on Tigers Weblog  |  Last updated 7/5/13
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Detroit Tigers: 46-38, 1st Place (1.5 ahead of Cleveland). Somehow the Tigers have pulled the Bengal-Bus into Cleveland in first place, and even-up on the road trip, pulling 3 of 4 from the previously-hot Blue Jays despite the lack of Cabrera and Infante in the Independence-Day-in-a-Foreign-Land-Finale. In fact, the bench–OK, let’s have some respect here–The Bench excelled: Santiago and Kelly were a combined 5-for-9, Jackson, Dirks, and Hunter followed up with a top of the order binge, and Justin Verlander remembered who he was. Today’s Player of the Pre-game:  Don Kelly. The Donkey has now raised his batting average to .240. I have a hunch that Kelly will follow up on his big game yesterday with a hit or two today. Today’s Oh, No Omar Lineup: Jackson, CF Dirks, LF Hunter, RF Cabrera, 3B Fielder, 1B Martinez, DH Peralta, SS Kelly, RF Avila, C Santiago, 2B  
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