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Losing streak hits seven: Rangers 8, Tigers 0

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Final - 7.20.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas Rangers 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 8 13 0
Detroit Tigers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
WP: Tommy Hunter (7 - 0)
LP: Armando Galarraga (3 - 3)

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Tweet of the night?

Detroit Chik:

there was a baseball game played in Detroit tonight unfortunately the tigers didn't hear about it and failed to show up

That's probably about all you can say about the game. ... But I have to say a bit more, so here goes.

Armando Galarraga was, what is the word? I'm going with "inconsistent." He gave up four runs, three pretty quick. In the middle he mowed through the Rangers' lineup. Casey Fien got lit up pretty bad, too.

Not that it mattered. The Tigers rapped out four hits. They threatened but failed to score, our new motto around here, well twice I guess. Although as poorly as they were batting I'd hardly call getting a runner to second three times a big threat.

Pep talk time.

Every team has a winning streak. Every team has a losing streak. The Tigers are in the midst of their losing streak. So when it gets ugly, it gets real ugly.

Losing seven in a row during the season but still making the postseason isn't unheard of. It's happened several times in the Central division alone in the past decade. And Detroit's still only a handful of games out of first.

So it's not the end of the world. Yet anyway.

But it sure puts pressure on the general manager to make some pretty high-pressure decisions in the next 10 days, doesn't it?