The Tigers lost their third straight series and they fell another game back of the Twins after a 5-1 beating in Minnesota this afternoon. After a decent debut against the Braves, the Twins took Andy Oliver to task for five runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings. The two of the three unearned runs came about because of Oliver’s throwing error so those shouldn’t really count. Johnny Damon also made an error that resulted in an unearned run.
Seven different Tigers had a hit each. Miguel Cabrera drove in the lone run when Magglio Ordonez scored on his double. Not much at the plate in this one.
It wasn’t a pretty road trip and the Tigers finished it 3-6. That puts the Tigers at 16-25 on the road and that’s the most losses on the road by a team with a winning record. Fortunately the Tigers get a day off before they come for three against the Mariners. Max Scherzer throws for the Tigers and Doug Fister gets the ball for the Mariners.