With two blasts, Thome became the eighth player ever to hit 600 home runs. His 599th homer was a two-run shot and his 600th was a three-run shot.
5 Runs given up in six innings by Francisco Liriano, who still managed to earn his eighth victory of 2011.
10 Saves for Joe Nathan, who needed only seven pitches for a 1-2-3 ninth.
2 Size of Detroit's lead in the AL Central.
Nick Blackburn is 4-5 with a 5.03 ERA in his career vs. the Tigers. He has the unenviable assignment of facing Justin Verlander.
LA VELLE E. NEAL III
|Miami - D. Phelps||6:05 PM|
|Washington - J. Zimmermann|
|NY Yankees - C. Whitley||6:07 PM|
|Toronto - R. Dickey|
|Philadelphia - A. Harang||6:10 PM|
|Atlanta - A. Wood|
|Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi||6:10 PM|
|Boston - C. Buchholz|
|Los Angeles - C. Kershaw||6:20 PM|
|Milwaukee - K. Lohse|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood||7:10 PM|
|St. Louis - C. Martinez|
|Oakland - J. Hahn||7:10 PM|
|Minnesota - P. Hughes|
|Texas - R. Detwiler||7:10 PM|
|Houston - D. Keuchel|
|Arizona - J. Collmenter||7:40 PM|
|Colorado - T. Matzek|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - M. Shoemaker|
|San Diego - T. Ross||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner|
|LA Clippers||8:30 PM|
|NY Rangers||6:30 PM|