Tigers Lose Tight Game, 3-2

Gary Knotts didn't have as good of a start as one would have liked, but Knotts wasn't the one who lost the game for the Tigers. The Tiger offense was able to get another run against the A's bullpen to tie the game at 2 (and almost another to take the lead), but the next inning Jamie Walker gave the run right back which proved to be the game-winner for the A's.

Gary Knotts only made it 4 innings on Thursday afternoon - but it wasn't because of a poor outing. Knotts only allowed 2 runs on 6 hits, not a great performance, but he certainly didn't cost the team the game. Unfortunately for the Tigers, lefty reliever Jamie Walker, who has been very good all year, allowed what would become the game winning run to score. The loss was Walker's first of the season.

On the other side, Tim Hudson had an excellent outing, allowing the Tigers 2 runs over 8 innings. After the A's captured the lead in the bottom of the 8th, Arthur Rhodes came in to close the game out. It was his 8th save of the season.

Offensively, again, Hudson kept the Tigers down. OF Rondell White drove in a run off a single, and Bobby Higginson drove in the game-tying run (at the time). 3B Eric Munson got his first hit in what seemed like an eternity, however, a throwing error at third certainly didn't help his cause). For the A's, Erubiel Durazo scored the winning run in the 8th off Munson's throwing error.

Next up for the Tigers is a 3-game set against Seattle. Friday night's game at 10:05 will see Nate Robertson take on Gil Meche.

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