Game 5: Bondo’s Back…It Seems

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The Score: Tigers 4 – Indians 2

The Gist: Jeremy Bonderman made a triumphant return to the mound on Saturday pitching five strong innings allowing a single hit and a single run. He walked two and struck out five. Magglio Ordonez opened the scoring in the bottom half of the first with a two-run homer, Brandon Inge had two hits and an RBI, and Scott Sizemore drove in his first big-league RBI. Ryan Perry notched his first career save.

The Quote: “Let’s go Bon-do!” — chant from Tigers fans

The Stat: 688 – The number of days between Bonderman’s last win (May 22, 2008) and Saturday’s win.

Up Next: Justin Verlander, 0-0, 7.20 ERA vs. Jake Westbrook, 0-1, 11.25 ERA

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