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D-Train Almost Flawless in Detroit Debut

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

While most of Detroit's eyes were on the Red Wings-Blackhawks Western Conference Finals game, there was another significant event within a mile of Joe Louis Arena.

A moment many Tiger fans thought they would never see occurred Tuesday night when Dontrelle Willis picked up his first win in a Detroit uniform, shutting out the Texas Rangers through 6-1/3 innings in their 4-0 victory.

In his spectacular Comerica Park debut, he allowed just three runners to reach base.  Willis surrendered a hit to Michael Young and walked Andruw Jones in the first inning, but induced a fly ball off the bat of Marlon Byrd to end the threat. 

He went on to retire 17 consecutive batters, sending away everyone he faced ...

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