The Armando Galarraga on the mound tonight looked like the Armando Galarraga of last season and this April. Unfortunately for him the offense and bullpen supporting him was the same old song.
The Tigers held the Mariners to two hits. It just happened to be one of those was a home run with a man on base. Edwin Jackson and Justin Verlander were probably the first ones to give Galarraga a shoulder to cry one.
The Tigers had their best chance in the first inning with runners on first and third with no outs. Whether it was Felix Hernandez's skill or the Tigers offensive ineptitude the ending the inning scoreless is anyone's guess.
Miguel Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 17 games. Great. Now let's see about getting some guys on base for him to get a RBI streak going.
So another game, another way to lose. Worst of all Tampa's bullpen couldn't hold a lead either, and now the White Sox are breathing down the Tigers necks with 4 huge games looming this weekend. Gulp.
Tigers 1 Mariners 2
W: Hernandez (11-3)
L: Seay (1-2)
S: Aardsma (23)
W - L
49 - 43
1st Place AL Central (1 game ahead of Chicago)