Well, that was a new one, even for this pitching staff. Tyler Matzek and three relievers managed to let the Tigers score in every single inning in which they came to bat, something Detroit hadn't done in 102 years, leading to an 11-5 win for the Tigers.
Matzek allowed eight runs, all earned, on 10 hits in his four innings of work, walking two and striking out two. He did manage to pitch long enough in the fifth to allow a three-run home run to Victor Martinez and leave the game with the Rockies down 8-2.
Matt Belisle replaced Matzek and managed to get through the fifth with no further damage, but allowed three straight singles to Eugenio Suarez, Rajai Davis and Ian Kinsler for the Tigers' run in the sixth.
Rex Brothers entered the game in the seventh and gave up his requisite run on a solo home run by J.D. Martinez, putting the Tigers up 10-2.
Detroit got their last run in their last inning at bat against LaTroy Hawkins, who gave up a double to Alex Avila, who scored on Davis' single.
The Rockies did score three consolation runs against Patrick McCoy in the top of the ninth to make the score a little more palatable, but were really never in this one at all and dropped their third straight contest.
Colorado will try to salvage a game against Detroit tomorrow when Jorge De La Rosa takes on Anibal Sanchez. First pitch is at 11:08 a.m. Mountain Time.
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