Jarrod Washburn had his second best start since joining the Tigers. Unfortunately, he still gave up three runs in five innings and he needed 105 pitches to get through the five frames. He yielded to Zach Miner out out of the pen and Miner gave up three runs combined in the sixth and seventh in the 7-4 loss. Miner took the loss and he fell to 6-5. Eddie Bonine gave up a run in two innings and he Fe-Tu Ni was the lone Tiger not to give up a run but he pitched to just one batter and walked him.
The Tigers racked up 15 hits but managed just four runs as they left ten guys on base in this one. Every Tiger regular had at least one hit and Magglio Ordonez went three for four with a walk. Wilkin Ramirez went two for three with two runs and an RBI.
The Twins also lost so that helped. Not the come home to play three against the Jays. Back in the day, the Tigers and Jays were a hot ticket. Now they play each other 6-8 times a year and rarely does it mean anything. This is a wrap around series but Monday’s game is at night. In fact the lone day game is on Sunday.