Get out of town. Don't bother to pack, don't worry about the bats and balls, just get out as quickly as possible. Do not look back.
Detroit wasn’t Motown for the Dodgers -- it was Helltown. They sent starting pitchers
Wednesday afternoon it was All-Star Greinke’s turn to be on the wrong end of the final score, the right-hander surrendering two runs in the first inning and one more in the fourth, enough for the Tigers to come away with a 4-1 victory at
Greinke was otherwise his typical brilliant self and certainly a marked improvement over Ryu’s outing Tuesday (seven earned runs on 10 hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings), but still not enough to overcome the performance of Detroit right-hander
It completed a two-game sweep for the Tigers, the first time the Dodgers have been swept in 30 series this season.
Greinke (11-5) went seven innings, striking out eight, and allowing three runs on seven hits; he did not allow a walk.
The Dodgers started Wednesday like they wanted to give Greinke the quick lead when
Puig was not breaking on contact, but he had wandered down the line. Suarez recognized Puig's lapse and fired to third baseman Nick Castellanos to catch Puig, who also failed to get in a rundown to allow Ramirez to advance to second, flat-footed.
Failing to connect with runners in scoring position would prove a theme Wednesday for the Dodgers. They entered the game second in the majors by only a couple of percentage points to Detroit (.282) in hitting with runners in scoring position. Wednesday the Dodgers went 0-for-5 with RISP.
The Tigers scored twice in the first off Greinke after
Detroit added one more in the fourth on consecutive singles by
The Dodgers' only run came from an unexpected source. Shortstop Miguel Rojas, here mainly for his glove, hit his first major league home run, off Scherzer no less, with a solo shot in the fifth.
But the Dodgers managed only four hits on the day. Scherzer (11-3) went seven innings, allowing the one run on four hits and two walks, striking out seven.
The Tigers scored a final run against