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Indians Sweep Essentially Destroys Tigers Playoff Hopes

If you still had faith after Monday’s lost to the Indians, it has to be pretty much gone at this point.  While the Tigers haven’t been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, they face an uphill battle that looks pretty much insurmountable.  The Tigers are now six losses back of the Yankees with just nine games to play.

Lack of run support once again haunted Nate Robertson against the Indians.  He was given just two runs and both were driven in on a single by Ryan Raburn in the third inning.  Carlos Guillen was the only Tiger with two hits and Magglio Ordonez went zero for four and he now trails Ichiro in the race for the batting title by a single point.

Nate Robertson had one bad inning.  In the fifth he was tagged for three runs but he gave the Tigers seven frames.  Bobby Seay pitched a shutout eighth to wrap things up for the Tigers.

It’s a day off today, and then the Royals come into town.  Jair Jurrjens gets the start agaisnt rookie Billy Buckner.  There’s just nine Tiger games left, so enjoy them while you can.

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