The decisive run of the day did come with plenty of controversy, as a squeeze bunt from Alberto Gonzalez appeared to have allowed all runners to advance safely and the game-winning run to score. On replay, however, it was shown that the ball hit Gonzalez's knee before bouncing into the field of play, which should have created a foul ball situation.
Detroit outfielder Brennan Boesch knocked his second home run of the season out of the yard in the sixth inning off starter Colby Lewis, but also struck out three times on the day. The Tigers had a close call in their final at-bat with Prince Fielder at the plate and Miguel Cabrera on first base, but a moon shot from Fielder's bat feel a mere feet short of the fence to put the game on ice.
The 10-6 Tigers will be desperate to get back into the winning spirit on Tuesday with Seattle coming to town and starter Max Scherzer expected to get the ball.