The Tigers lost a tough one last night. They led by as many as three runs only to see the last place Royals storm back and take this game. Rick Porcello was very solid through the first four but he was tagged for two more runs in the bottom of the fifth. Then Bobby Seay gave up a pair of runs that proved to be the difference and the Tigers lost 7-5.
Porcello gave up four runs on seven hits and one walk with four strikeouts in six innings. Bobby Seay fell to 5-3 when he gave up two runs but an assist goes to Ryan Perry, who inherited the bases loaded with two outs (one runner was Porcello’s and the other two Seay’s) before he gave up back to back singles to give the Royals the lead. Jeremy Bonderman gave up a walk and a single that led to a run and he got just one out.
I was a little taken aback when I saw Ryan Raburn was leading off but he showed me and went three for four with a solo home run and two runs. He now has eleven on the season after having a career high of four. Marcus Thames singled and drove in a pair while Miguel Cabrera went two for three with two walks and a run.
Same time, same place tomorrow and it’ll be Justin Verlander going for win number 17 going up against Robinson Tejada. The Tigers got some help last night because both the Twins and White Sox lost, so the Tigers 6 1/2 game lead is still intact.