Mike Maroth had an average day at the mound, and Mark Redman pitched well enough where an average day just wasn't going to get the job done. On the night, Maroth went 5 1/3 innings and struck out 5, but allowed 4 runs on 8 hits and was in and out of trouble constantly. Al Levine relieved him, but allowed another 2 runs to score in the 6th. Jamie Walker and Danny Patterson each pitched a scoreless inning to finish the game.
Redman wasn't spectacular, but he did well enough to set the Tigers down. Redman went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs to get the win, just his 3rd of the year despite an ERA well under 4. The bullpen took over and pitched 4 innings of shutout baseball to keep the Tigers out of reach.
The final game of the 3-game series takes place Thursday afternoon, game time set for 3:35pm (with the game televised on Fox Sports Detroit). Righty Gary Knotts gets his 2nd start of the year, and he certainly doesn't get an easy matchup, facing Oakland ace Tim Hudson.