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Checked Out: Athletics 10, Tigers 2

Should I even bother with a recap? I didn't watch this game, and I don't know how many of you did. And if you did, how long did you stick with it once the Tigers fell behind? Runs just aren't coming for this team, and having some regulars on the bench for some day-game-after-a-night-game rest wasn't going to help matters. The lineup just stinks right now.

This afternoon's result was probably utterly predictable, wasn't it? Following two tough walk-off losses and facing a getaway flight back home to Detroit, the Tigers were bound to be checked out. It's not like these guys were mentally strong to begin with, calling it a day at any sign of adversity. And for an extra kick while they're down, one of the few guys who was playing to or above expectations - Ramon Santiago - is likely headed for the disabled list with a separated shoulder.

At least the matinee start time isn't going to conflict with tonight's Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Maybe the Detroit Red Wings can remind some of us why we enjoy watching sports.