New faces, same results.
A slew of injuries brought up a new face (Michael Holliman) and brought back some familiar ones (Denny Bautista and Brett Clevlen). But the song remains the same. One bad inning by a Tiger pitcher, and not enough offense does the Tigers in. Verlander looked great in 6 of the seven innings he pitched. He struck out eight, but was unable to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the 4th, which scored the 3 runs needed to beat the Tigers. Again the Tigers have a starter surrender only 3 runs, yet he'll get tagged for the loss. Lucky 2 or the 5 Tiger hits were Home Runs, otherwise this could of been yet another shutout.