Raburn, Thames notch big homers
Long balls back solid winning effort from veteran Rogers
SAN FRANCISCO -- With Marcus Thames now in the everyday lineup, the Tigers had to find another bat Tuesday that could come up with a big home run off the bench. Enter Ryan Raburn.His 425-foot home run couldn't compare to Thames' shot for distance or significance in the record books. He'll settle for providing Tuesday's turning point. "That one's about as good as I can hit it," Raburn admitted of his go-ahead, pinch-hit solo shot in the eighth inning of the Tigers' 5-1 victory over the Giants.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.