The Tigers' hitters could have done a little bit better, but through seven they were doing just enough. Even Miguel Cabrera broke out of his slump in one plate appearance, hitting a home run in the 5th.
Sadly, though, one has to issue a Goat of the Day Award, because Bruce Rondon couldn't get any of the first three batters out. Dink, dink, DONG! Cabrera managed to convert a foul pop by Yasiel Gurriel into an out, allowing Rondon to claim a third of an inning.
The fans at Comerica were annoyed enough to boo Bruce. But I'd rather lose like this than by umpty-teen runs, and a position player on the mound.
QMAX rating: Jordan Zimmermann, Success Square GotD Award: Bruce Rondon, -.563 win value. Batters win values: Machado 0.053 V-Mart 0.034 Mahtook 0.011 McCann -0.018 Cabrera -0.049 Romine -0.065 J-Upton -0.073 Castellanos -0.094 Kinsler -0.235