The Tigers lost their finale with the Angels this afternoon and they left the West Coast with a 3-3 split between the Angels and A’s. Not too shabby considering the Tigers road record. Now they come home for four against the Rays and they won’t have to go back on the road until this time next week.
Edwin Jackson took the loss and he fell to 10-6. He gave up four runs on eight hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Ryan Perry then came in and he held the Angels hitless in 1 2/3 innings. For Jackson, this is the closest his ERA has been to three since it popped over the mark for one game after a rough start on May 4 against the Twins. It also breaks his three game winning streak.
The Tigers scored both of their runs on a two run home run by Adam Everett in the fifth inning. Everett was also the only hitter to pick up two hits while Marcus Thames and Magglio Ordonez reached base twice with a single and a walk.
The White Sox are losing 2-1 in the eighth. The Twins are down to the Orioles 3-1 in the fourth. It’d be nice if both of those teams lost. The Tigers have the day off tomorow to travel back to Detroit. Friday it’ll be Matt Garza going up against Rick Porcello. In game two on Saturday, Nate Robertson will make his return to the rotation. The Tigers optioned Armando Galarraga to Triple A to give him some rest because of an inflamed elbow.