Thames playing, hitting, homering
Tigers outfielder's last eight hits have been long balls
SAN FRANCISCO -- Marcus Thames waited seemingly forever to find a place in the Tigers' starting lineup. He now has a place in the team's record books.The home run that put him there had so much authority, he could've argued for extra credit. "One thing about Marcus Thames: He hits big ones," manager Jim Leyland said after Thames tied a franchise record Tuesday by homering in his fifth straight game.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.