Maybe the Tigers are starting a trend. This is Detroit's third consecutive interleague series, following sets with the Cubs and the Reds. The Tigers won two out of three in each of those series, but not before losing the first game to each team. That continued again on Friday night, as the Colorado Rockies beat the Tigers by a final score of __.
Brennan Boesch drove in Austin Jackson in the sixth inning to tie the game at 4-4. That score stayed notched at 4-4 until the 10th inning. Wilin Rosario popped a two-run single to break things open, and Colorado added six more runs to make it 12-4. Things really got ugly when Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer belted back-to-back home runs to punctuate the late rally.
Jose Valverde made a throwing error that put runners on second and third, setting up Rosario's RBI single. The Tigers closer was stuck with the loss.
Doug Fister will look for his first win of the season as the series continues on Saturday.