Once again, runs are hard to come by for the Tigers. But they may have been lucky to be in this game until the bottom of the ninth, as Armando Galarraga somehow gave up only two runs, despite seven hits and two walks.
That doesn't diminish the fact that the Tigers struggled to score against Trevor Cahill, a pitcher they mashed for seven runs back in May. Detroit also managed just one hit in two innings against Oakland's bullpen, but that's been a strength for the A's all season long.
This one hurts a bit, as both the White Sox and Twins won earlier today. So scratch a game off that lead.
Full recap tomorrow. Both teams back it at 4:05 p.m. EST tomorrow afternoon.