Or to put it another way, it didn’t help that. . .
1. The Tigers went from the second inning through the eighth with only two runners past first base.
2. Delmon Young was called out at second base, and rightly so, on the game’s closest (and probably biggest) call in the ninth.
3. The Indians tied a Comerica Park record with three triples.
4. Newcomer Matt Young went the kind of 4-for-4 that all hitters dread – four strikeouts in four at-bats.
5. Lou Marson not only tripled in the second run, with the game’s biggest hit, but scored the Indians’ third run on a single