Amongst the steady mist at Comerica Park, the Tigers saw their 2-0 lead evaporate and turn into a 3-2 deficit in the sixth inning.
After what was looking to be a remarkable start by Rick Porcello through five innings (5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K), it turned kind of ugly in the sixth (still "quality" in the end, actually). Through the first five innings, though, Porcello was razor sharp, throwing 46 of his 59 pitches for strikes. In the sixth, he lost some of that sharpness -- only 13 of 23 pitches for strikes -- and it's no surprise the loaded Rangers lineup made him pay for it.
After David Murphy led the sixth inning off with a single, Kinsler doubled him in. Kinsler stole third with one out and scored on Elvis Andrus' single. With the score tied, 2-2, Porcello then got himself into a little trouble by worrying too much about Andrus at first. He threw over a few times, ultimately throwing one away and giving Andrus second during the at bat against Michael Young. Young ultimately singled Andrus home to give the Rangers the lead.
In the bottom half of the sixth, the Rangers predictably went to Alexi Ogando. Ogando walked Miguel Cabrera to start the inning off, but then retired Victor Martinez (fly out), Delmon Young (strikeout), and Alex Avila (fly out).
We go to the 7th, Tigers trailing the Rangers, 3-2.