Jason Johnson is going through a rough stretch. For whatever reason, the offense just hasn't been able to provide him much support in his last several outings, leaving Johnson with a 1-4 record in his last 5 decisions.
That pattern continued Sunday, when Johnson pitched a complete game against the Angels, but still lost. Johnson went 8 innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. But, the Angels' pitchers did one better, only giving up 2 runs, and in turn handing Johnson his 11th loss of the year.
The Angels didn't have any big performances at the plate either, but there was enough support to out-score the Tigers. Chone Figgins went 2-for-3 at the bottom of the order, and Darin Erstad and Garrett Anderson each had a hit and an RBI.
The Tigers, back to 9 games under .500 at 54-63, are off on Monday, getting a break after their west coast trip. The Tigers, aren't done on the road yet, as on Tuesday they start a 3-game series with Chicago. Wilfredo Ledezma gets the start for the Tigers, going up against Freddy Garcia. Game time is 8:05pm.