Arizona 6, Detroit 5 (box)
The Detroit Tigers failed to capitalize on a number of opportunities with runners in scoring position while the Arizona Diamondbacks used the long ball to knock Rick Porcello out of the game. Single runs in the sixth, seventh, and ninth were not enough for the Tigers to complete the comeback, ending their winning streak at seven.
Magglio Ordonez -The best swings of the night came from the Tigers hottest hitter. Maggs drove in the Tigers first and final runs to end the day 2-for-5 with 2 RBI.
Enrique Gonzalez – He wasn’t spectacular but he stopped the bleeding to give the Tigers a chance to get back in the game. Three walks is more than I would like to see but holding the Dbacks to one hit over his three and two thirds innings evened things out.
Rick Porcello – Skipping a start didn’t fix whatever has been ailing Rick Porcello. The Diamondbacks put up a lot of hits and went deep twice against Rick. It is beginning to appear that the Tigers have now tried everything that can to get Rick Porcello on track while with the big club, could a Max Scherzer-like demotion be in order?
Carlos Guillen – Every Tiger batter had a hit in this game except for Carlos Guillen. A strikeout and GIDP make for some very unproductive outs among an 0-for-4 effort.
Paul Davis – The former Michigan State basketball star was spotted by MCB staff with one of Comerica Park’s tall frozen daiquiri drinks. I’m sorry Mr. Davis, you will need to turn in your man card immediately.