Mike Maroth lost his first game in almost a month. Go back and reread that sentence, and keep in mind that this is a Tiger pitcher. You’ll then realize how much this team has really improved.
Homeruns were his archnemisis. Bobby Kielty had a career day, hitting two homeruns and driving in four. Jermaine Dye would get in on the action by hitting a solo shot himself.
The Tigers weren’t without opportunities in the 6-2 loss. They left eleven men on base, and drew five walks (no more by Sanchez). Brandon Inge poked his head back above .300 by going two for four.
The rubber game is this afternoon, as Gary Knotts throws against Tim Hudson. Hopefully the Tigers will be able to get the win and leave the first series on their road trip on a winning note.