LOS ANGELES (WTVB) - The Tigers wasted a solid outing from Max Scherzer last night at Los Angeles where the Dodgers scored a run in the bottom of the tenth to down Detroit 3-2. Phil Coke gave up a one out game winning double to Carl Crawford, whose two bagger brought home Chone Figgins, who drew a lead off walk. Joba Chamberlain issued the free pass and took the loss. Chamberlain had struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings. The Tigers tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the ninth on a Victor Martinez two out RBI single. Detroit was held to 5-hits on the night including Austin Jackson’s second inning solo homer. Scherzer went seven innings, allowing 2 runs and 8 hits with 8 strikeouts. The Tigers got a scare in the second inning when Torii Hunter suffered a left knee contusion after slamming into the right field wall trying to make a sliding catch of a foul ball that landed in the seats. Hunter stayed down for a couple of minutes while being checked over and later left the game after four innings and is listed as day-to-day. Detroit is now 4-and-2 and will send Anibal Sanchez to the mound tonight to conclude the 2-game series with the Dodgers. The interleague road trip will wrap up this weekend in San Diego, where the Tigers open a 3-game series Friday night. The White Sox crushed Colorado 15-3 last night at Coors Field in Denver while the Cubs were edged by the Pirates 7-6 under the lights at Wrigley Field.
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