And with that, folks, the top of the fifth inning was finally over.
And it took just one pitch, as Mike Gonzalez took over for C.J. Wilson and immediately retired Alex Avila on a grounder to second baseman Ian Kinsler. Oh, and the bases were loaded.
The Tigers did make a game of things with two runs off Wilson between the two fifth-inning rain delays, but they obviously could have done so much more. Anyway, Ron Washington's looking like a genius for the moment, and has already said Alexi Ogando will take over on the mound in the sixth.
Oh, and Jim Leyland removed Magglio Ordonez in favor of speedy Don Kelly. This is not an uncommon occurrence, but it doesn't commonly happen in the fifth inning.
It was a big spot for Gonzalez, who pitched only seven innings for the Rangers after coming over from the Orioles in an August 31 trade.