DETROIT, MI (WTVB) - The Tiger’s hit-n-miss offense was definitely missing yesterday as Seattle dominated Detroit 8-1. The Tigers loss dropped them to a game and a half behind Central Division leading Kansas City while the Mariners win pushed them ahead of Detroit in the race for the second wild card spot.
The Tigers were limited to five hits with Seattle starter Chris Young tossing 4 hit ball over six scoreless innings. It was a struggle for Detroit rookie Robbie Ray, who allowed four runs in five frames for the loss. In the first half of the season, Detroit led the American League with a .281 batting average. Since the All-Star break, the team average has dropped to .254 in the past 31 games.
The Tigers have the day off today and then play 15 of their next 18 games on the road, starting tomorrow with a 3 game series at Tampa Bay.
The Chicago White Sox on Sunday beat the Blue Jays 7-5 in Chicago while the Cubs got by the Mets 2-1 in New York.