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Tigers blow chances, 3-0 lead, lose in spectacular fashion

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Final - 4.29.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Detroit Tigers 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5
Cleveland Indians 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 4 9

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BOX

KEY STAT

4-for-14 w/ RISP: Tigers had chances to run up the score but didn't get it done.

KEY PLAY

Obvious as the walk-off grand slam might seem, I will say it's the two-run home run allowed to Asdtrubal Cabrera by Max Scherzer after Jim Leyland came out to the mound in the seventh. Whatever he said didn't work. It completed the Indians' comeback with a 5-5 tie and Cleveland had all the momentum it needed.

KEY THOUGHTS

Well that sucked. I know, you want ranting and raving, but that's not my style. So, that sucked. That's what you get.

As Lee Panas pointed out on Twitter, Joaquin Benoit allowed 10 runs (9 earned) in 2010. He's allowed seven runs (sux earned) in his last two games with Detroit and took the loss after giving up the grand slam tonight.

Who do you blame? I don't know. Team loss I say. Max Scherzer looked wonderful for almost six shutout innings before allowing five runs between the middle of the sixth and end of the seventh. Tagged to 3-0 and 5-2 leads, he couldn't hold them. Like other Tigers pitchers, he couldn't contain the long ball. The lineup managed to score five runs, which is a lot more than we've seen them score the past few days. But getting so many chances to score and having just five runs to show for it is no good either. And of course, Benoit did terrible in the ninth.

Oh well, I guess. I really am annoyed with this game but what good does that really do me? None. You either. At least Miguel Cabrera had a good game. Unfortunately, all the other Cabreras did, too.