Is a loss even worse when the team you're rooting teases with a comeback, only to fall apart at the end? The Tigers cut a four-run lead to one, thanks to a two-run shot from Miguel Cabrera. But Fu-Te Ni and Ryan Perry could not hold the line, giving up two runs apiece in the late innings.
The Tigers take a bad loss - and a series loss - against an Oakland team they should beat. Now they face three games against the Angels, who could very well sweep them in Anaheim. Suddenly, the prospects for this road trip don't look so rosey.