The Tigers blew another quality start by Bonderman. Bondo went 8 innings and allowed only 3 runs, two of them on solo shots by Branyan and Choo.
The starting pitching has come around but the bats have gone to sleep. Jake Westbrook had the Tigers off balance all night surrendering only 1 run in 7 and two thirds.
An encouraging sign comes from Alex Avila. Avila had two singles yesterday and singled in a run in his only at bat in the 9th tonight with two outs.
It is time for Avila to play everyday.