The Tigers lost their rubber game this afternoon against the Athletics despite having their ace, Justin Verlander, on the mound. He was given a quick one run lead but he gave up a pair of blasts to Jack Cust and Jason Giambi in what would eventually be a 5-1 loss. He needed 102 pitches to get through six innings but one bright spot was he struck out six and walked just one. Brandon Lyon gave up a run in the eight to account for the rest of the damage.
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The Twins won already this afternoon so the Tigers’ lead is now just three games. They get a day off before taking on the Twins for a three game series beginning Friday. Game one has Lucas French making his first career start while ten game winner Kevin Slowey throws for the Twins.