Rockies 5, Tigers 4

DENVER (WWJ/AP) – Two Detroit Tigers tagged out at home early in the game -making the difference – as Detroit loses to the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Saturday night.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – the Tigers drop the second in the three game series against the Rockies in a game that may have been won by the Tigers if not for the loss of runs trying to cross the plate. A ninth inning rally came up one run short for the Tigers.

The Rockies’ struggling ace Ubaldo Jimenez pitched five solid innings before leaving with a right calf cramp and had a two-run single for his first hit of the season, helping the Colorado Rockies in their win over Detroit.

Jimenez (2-7) gave up three runs, scattered eight hits and struck out five. By this time last year, the All-Star was 13-1 with a 1.15 ERA, numbers that had him mentioned as one of the best pitchers in the game.

The hard-throwing righty has scuffled this year, and never more so than at home where he entered the contest with an 0-5 record and a 7.05 ERA.

Jimenez left in the sixth after giving up a single to Andy Dirks. Rockies manager Jim Tracy and trainer Keith Dugger came out to check on him, before bringing in reliever Matt Lindstrom.

Hear all of the Tigers’ action on 97.1 The Ticket as the Tigers go up against the Rockies for the third game in the series against in Colorado.

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