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Andy Dirks Does Damage In Leadoff Spot

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DETROIT, MI - MAY 13: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by Omar Infante #4 and Don Kelly #32 after hitting a grand slam off of Bud Norris of the Houston Astros in the fourth inning at Comerica Park on May 13, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – MAY 13: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by Omar Infante #4 and Don Kelly #32 after hitting a grand slam off of Bud Norris of the Houston Astros in the fourth inning at Comerica Park on May 13, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks batted leadoff in Monday’s series opener against the Astros and had a productive night at the plate. He went 3 for 4 with a grand slam and a pair of runs scored in a 7-2 win.

The 27-year-old doubled in his first at-bat before singling his next time up. He then launched his fourth long ball with the bases loaded in the fourth inning.

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