Tigers claw past Cubs

Nate Robertson held the Chicago Cubs to two runs on five hits through seven innings of work and Marcus Thames hit a solo homer to help lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 win on Friday afternoon.

The Tigers won this game as -152 favorites on the road. The game’s combined eight runs fell UNDER the posted total (12.5).

Curtis Granderson and Placido Polanco finished with a pair of hits and a RBI each for the Tigers, while Ivan Rodriguez and Magglio Ordonez drove in a run each.

Henry Blanco went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI and Aramis Ramirez added a solo shot in the loss for the Cubs.