Tigers 3 Royals 6
Baseball's a funny game. One game you get 20 hits and 16 runs, the next day, 16 and only 3. It also doesn't help when for some reason Timo Perez is hitting 3rd in your line-up, and leaving 6 runners stranded. Believe it or not Jason Grilli has not allowed a run in 9 2/3 innings. Crazier still it that during that time only 5 runners have reached base. Give credit to Brian Bannister, who got got out of jam after jam. Now you can understand why this guy has only allowed more than 4 runs once all year. Of course this is the day where the Tigers lose and all the teams the Tigers are battling in the playoff hunt win. The Tigers should bounce back tomorrow against Zach Greinke who is 0-2 with a 15.88 ERA vs. Detroit, while the Indians face Johan Santana, the Yankees still play the Red Sox, and the Mariners still play the Angels.
Ramon Santiago. Went 3 for 4 in the 9 spot.
Jim Leyland. Timo Perez? Seriously?
W - L
2nd Place AL Central (3.5 GB Cleveland)