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Game 54: Mariners Set Out the Welcome Mat

The Gist: The Tigers scored seven first-inning runs -- but couldn't pile on -- but Nate Robertson pitched good enough to beat the Mariners 7-4. Curtis Granderson and Miguel Cabrera each has three hits, Granderson had two in the first inning along, and Brandon Inge drove in a pair of runs.

The Quote: "So I'm going to change some things around here and see what happens. I think that's important. As I said, I don't know if it's going to work. I don't know if it's going to make people angry, but that's the way it goes." -- Jim Leyland on changes coming to the Tigers lineup, roster and, perhaps, post-game meals.

The Stat: 16. The number of hits Carlos Silva has given up to the Tigers in 4.2 innings pitched -- in just the past 11 days. Runner-up: 14. The number of runs, all earned, surrendered by Silva in those same two starts.

My Two Cents: Are you as frustrated as we are that the Tigers can't seem to tack on additional runs after an early onslaught? Watching the game on Friday night gave us flashbacks to the nightmare that was a 7-6 loss to the Twins earlier this month.

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