Galarraga Wins Again as Tigers Beat Blue Jays

Renteria home run backs rookie's second straight victory
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2008 6:32 PM CDT
Detroit Tigers right fielder Magglio Ordonez (30) and third baseman Brandon Inge leap to celebrate their 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball action in Toronto on Monday April 21, 2008.    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
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(Newser) – Rookie Armando Galarraga won his second straight start, Edgar Renteria homered and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 Monday. Ivan Rodriguez had four hits and Renteria scored twice for the Tigers. Galarraga (2-0) has won back-to-back starts since being called up from Triple-A Toledo last week to replace Dontrelle Willis, sidelined by a hyperextended knee.

The 26-year-old Galarraga blanked the Blue Jays on three singles for 5 1-3 innings. He struck out four and walked four. Galarraga, who beat Cleveland last week, lowered his ERA to 1.50. He has not allowed a hit to a right-hander in 21 at-bats since joining the Tigers. The Blue Jays loaded the bases against Galarraga in both the third and fourth innings, but failed to score each time.