The Tigers three game winning streak came to an end in a 6-3 loss to the Angels. John Lackey threw a ton of pitches but he kept the Tigers in check and it wasn’t until he was gone that the Tigers started scoring runs.
In the meantime, Mike Maroth dropped his first start of the season. He gave up six runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts and two of the seven hits went over the fence. Jason Grilli and Jose Mesa each pitched a scoreless inning to finish the game up.
Magglio Ordonez put the Tigers on the board with a solo homerun in the fourth and he also drove in a run in the ninth when he drew a bases loaded walk. Brandon Inge and Placido Polanco each had two hits and Sean Casey walked twice and he scored a run.
The Indians are tied with the Royal right now and the outcome of the that game will determine whether the Tigers start the day tomorrow down by a half game or a game and a half. Chad Durbin gets the start tomorrow and the Tigers will have to face a 5-0 Bartolo Colon. Colon hasn’t been great, but he’s been consistent and in only one of his six starts has he given up more then three runs.