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Kansas City 8 Detroit 6. Shane Greene and Blaine Hardy would have trouble locating pitches, particularly with two outs. Greene walked four hitters and was charged with seven of Kansas City's runs. Hardy left a curveball over the plate to Salvador Perez who lined it over the fence for three runs. All of Kansas City's runs would come with two outs.

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Detroit 3 Kansas City 2. Jordan Zimmerman shuts down Kansas City on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. Francisco Rodriguez trouble locating pitches serving up consecutive gopher balls in the ninth on pitches over the plate and issuing consecutive walks before getting the final out.

Timely hitting and defense were the key for Detroit. Kansas City missed scoring chances in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings. After leadoff singles in the fifth, Omar Infante failed to get the bunt down and took a fastball down the middle for strike three. After a groundout, Salvador Perez got caught in a rundown and Alex Gordon was forced to break for home and was a dead duck.

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Kansas City 4 Detroit 0. Edinson Volquez combines with two relievers to shut down Detroit on five hits, using sinkerballs and changeups with the knuckle curveball thrown in. Outstanding defense in the field contributed with Alex Gordon running down a fly ball to prevent an extra base hit and gunning down Julio Iglesias at third who was trying to advance on a single. Mike Pelfrey struggled again allowing four runs on five hits and two walks in five innings of work. Only a double play in the first and a bases load ground out in the second inning kept it from being worse. A double steal resulted in one run when third baseman Nick Castellanos mishandled the throw to third. A sinkerball that didn't sink was sent over the centerfield wall by Mike Moustakas in the fourth.

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Chicago Cubs righthander Jake Arrieta no hits Cincinnati in 16-0 win. Arrieta struck six and walked four with four balls making it out of the infield. It was Arrieta's second no-hitter in his last 11 regular season starts. It was the first no hitter thrown at Cincinnati in the regular season since Rick Wise of Philadelphia threw one at Riverfront Stadium in June of 1971. Roy Halladay no hit the Reds in the divisional playoffs in 2010 for the Phillies.

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Cleveland 6 Detroit 3. A lack of hitting and Detroit's bullpen allow Cleveland to sweep a three game series. Detroit's hitters keep trying to pull outside breaking pitches. Drew ver Hagen was pound for five of Cleveland's runs in only 1 1/3 innings. The Tigers missed a bases load chance in the eight inning when pinch hitter Miguel Cabrera fouled to first to end that threat.

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Oakland 5 Detroit 1. Detroit continues to struggle against lefthanders as Rich Hill shuts down the Tigers on four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Hill kept Detroit off balance changing speeds on his curveball. A two RBI double by Victor Martinez in the ninth inning accounted for Detroit's only run.

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Detroit 9 Oakland 4. Detroit takes advantage of a lack of command by Oakland starter Sonny Gray sending him to the showers after 2 innings. Gray allowed only two hits, but walked four and two of them scored when he put a two seam fastball over the inside half of the plate to J. D. Martinez that reached the seats. The other was triple by Nick Castellanos who scored on a groundout. Victor Martinez added a three run shot in the sixth on a fastball up in the zone. Justin Verlander pitched 6 1/3 allowing three runs on three hits, though one was an inherited runner by Alex Wilson.

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Detroit 7 Oakland 3. Detroit takes advantage of a lack of command by Oakland starter Chris Bassitt who was shelled for seven runs on 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings. Bassitt also issued free three passes. Anibal Sanchez also struggled with control issues walking seven batters in 5 2/3 innings. Sanchez was able to bail himself out of trouble with nine punchouts making him the first Detroit starter since Jack Morris on April 14, 1988 to walk seven seven and strike out nine. Sanchez's control problems came against a team that entered the game last in the American League in walks received.

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Detroit 4 Minnesota 1. Pitch selection and a fielding error prove to be the difference. J.D. Martinez reached on a one out error in the first inning, but when Miguel Cabrera was retired for the second out, all three runs became unearned when Justin Upton launched a fastball over the plate into the first deck. The catcher was calling for a curveball low and away. Jordan Zimmerman pitched seven innings allowing one run on eight hits, the mistake being a 1-2 slider that landed in the left center field bullpen. Zimmerman was able to induce strikeouts in the fifth after John Ryan Murphy reached second on an error and a doubleplay groundball after a leadoff single in the seventh.

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Detroit 6 Minnesota 5. Timely hitting, defense and the bullpen give Detroit a three game sweep. Five of Detroit's came after two outs. Anthony Gose's two out triple and a single by Julio Iglesias in the fifth gave Detroit its second run. Nick Castellanos sent a 3-2 hanging slider into the left field seats in the sixth to tie the game at 5-5. A two out double in the eighth by Jarrod Saltalamacchia scored Justin Upton when shortstop Eduardo Escobar dropped the relay throw from left field. Castellanos robbed Kurt Suzuki of a double in the fourth snagging a hard hit ground ball behind the third base bag and making a one hop throw to first. Miguel Cano was cut down at third for the final out on a relay throw trying to stretch his two out double into a triple.

Mike Pelfrey struggled with control allowing all five, though were inherited runners by the bullpen, on eight hits with three walks in 4+ innings. The bullpen was able to shut down the Twins after the fifth inning.

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Cleveland 7 Detroit 3. Justin Verlander continues to struggle at Progressive Field. Cleveland got its first three runs after two out and Detroit entered the game allowing 48% of its runs total after two outs, second worst in the majors. The Indians worked Verlander for 38 pitches in the first inning in scoring seven runs on eight hits in five innings of work. Marlon Byrd threw J.D. Martinez out at the plate trying to score on a flyball in the first inning and Francisco Lindor made a diving stop of a groundball by Justin Upton and completed the out at first in the second.

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Cleveland 4 Detroit 0. Cory Kluber shuts out Detroit on five hits using curveballs to get ground balls. Detroit failed to take advantage of early wildness by Kluber in the early innings. The Tigers got a single and two walks in the second inning, but a force out at the plate and Ian Kinsler chasing a high heater left the bases loaded. A pair of baserunning lapses by Justin Upton in the fourth wasted another opportunity. Upton headed back to the back on a line drive single and had to stop at third. He remained there instead of breaking for home on double play grounder to third instead of forcing a throw home.

Anibal Sanchez had one bad when he struggled in the fourth allowing a leadoff walk, two doubles, hitting a batter, and a wild pitch.

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Cleveland 9 Detroit 4. Cleveland jumps on Mike Fulmer for four runs in the first inning in which six straight batters reached base. Fulmer allowed only one other run, but the bullpen failed to do its job in surrendering a four run inning of its own.

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Texas 5 Detroit 1. Cole Hamels combines with two relievers to limit Detroit one run on two hits. Hamels pitched seven innings allowing only a leadoff single to Ian Kinsler in the first and shutting down Detroit with a combination of fastball, cut fastball, curve, and changeup. Jordan Zimmerman pitched eight innings and had trouble getting the third out as all three runs he allowed came after two outs and nobody on. The bullpen was again failed to prevent additional runs. Detroit's only run came in the ninth on a doubleplay grounder after a leadoff double and an fielding error.

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Texas 10 Detroit 5. The longball proves to Detroit's undoing, five in all. Consecutive sinkerballs to Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazaro cleared the fence in the first inning and a two run shot by Carlos Beltre in the sixth came against Mike Pelfrey. The bullpen would surrender two more gopher balls. Texas completed an inning ending doubleplay in the eighth when Victor Martinez failed to run out dribbling groundball thinking it was foul.

A.J. Griffin left in the third inning with a stiff right shoulder after allowing two runs, but Texas' bullpen bailed him out allowing only two more runs the rest of the way.

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Texas 8 Detroit 3. Justin Verlander handcuff the Rangers limiting them to three hits over seven innings before the bullpen surrendered a seven run eighth inning and once again had trouble getting the third out. Texas sent 12 batters to the plate in scoring seven times including consecutive home runs by Bobby Wilson and Delino DeShields. Wilson's blast came with bases loaded and on a slider over the plate. Detroit also wasted bases loaded chances in the third and eighth innings in getting only six hits.

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Washington 5 Detroit 4. Pitching continues to be a problem as Anibal Sanchez hung a slider to Daniel Murphy in the sixth for two runs and struggled against the bottom of the order in the seventh. Two singles and a mishandled bunt by the pitcher Stephen Strasburg finished Sanchez's night. Detroit was able to get out of the inning with only a sacrifice fly, but Mark Lowe put a fastball over the plate in the ninth inning that pinch hitter Clint Robinson sent over the right field to end the game.

Detroit was able to send two of Stasburg's fastballs over the fence to account for their scoring, but missed first and second chances in the 3rd and 4rth innings.

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Detroit 5 Washington 4. Pitching and defense play a pivotal here. Detroit was able to limit Washington to one run in the second inning, strand runners at second and third in the fourth and ninth innings both after intentional walks. Andrew Romine snagged a hard hit ground ball in the third to start an inning ending double play. Romine also took a relay throw from Anthony Gose in the eighth to cut down Wilson Ramos at the plate trying to score on a double into the gap by Clint Robinson. Romine beat a relay throw in the sixth to prevent an inning ending double play to drive in the tie breaking run.

Ryan Zimmerman accounted for three of Washington's runs with two home runs and Nick Castellanos had a two run shot for Detroit in the fourth.

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