The Tiger’s offense was tied up last night by Tampa Bay while the Rays broke through with 3 runs in the top of the ninth to beat Detroit 3-to-0 at Comerica Park, where this afternoon they’ll play the rubber game of their three game series. Tiger starter Doug Fister was on his way to a complete game, but couldn't get through the ninth and was charged with all three runs as he fell to 5-and-3. Fister allowed 7-hits before exiting with one out in the ninth and trailing 2-to-0. Ray’s starter Alex Cobb didn’t get the win but he handcuffed Detroit on five hits over 7-and-two-thirds innings. Max Scherzer will try to improve to 8-and-0 when he starts for the Tigers today. Detroit keeps its two game lead atop the American League Central after the second place Indians lost again to the Yankees 6-to-4 with New York sweeping the 3-game set.
In one of the more bizarre games of the season the White Sox outlasted the Mariners in Seattle 7-5 in sixteen innings. It was a contest that saw neither team score a run for the first 13 innings, then each plated five apiece in the 14th to keep a contest going that that eventually lasted 5 hours and 42 minutes before Chicago prevailed to end their 8-game losing streak. And the Cubs outlasted the Angels in Anaheim 8-to-6 in ten innings.