It was only the 10th game of the season for the
A steal of home, a suicide squeeze by a pitcher, three errors by the
More than four hours after it began, the Dodgers suffered a tough 7-6 loss to the
Martinez had also hit a game-tying single off Jansen in the ninth inning on Tuesday, though the Dodgers rallied to win that one in the 10th.
The night began with veteran right-hander
Beckett finally returned Wednesday night, and if the results were of the mixed variety, they were still encouraging if only because they happened at all.
The biggest hit Beckett surrendered was when third baseman Nick Castellanos eclipsed a 3-2 Dodgers' lead with a three-run homer in the third inning that bounced off the top of the fence and over.
Beckett, making his first start since May 13, went four innings, throwing 85 pitches. Four of the five runs he surrendered were earned. He gave up five hits, walked one and struck out five.
The Tigers opened the scoring with a run in the first inning after
The Dodgers quickly gave Beckett the lead when they scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first against Detroit’s
Then Crawford stole home, technically. When
The Tigers tied the score in the second inning after
The Dodgers regained the lead in the bottom of the second on nifty move by Beckett.
It was a brief lead. With two outs in the third, the Tigers got a single from Martinez and a ground-rule double from
Adrian Gonzalez started the Dodgers' comeback in the ninth with a lead-off homer against Detroit closer