Jason Schmidt turned in his longest outing of the season, allowing seven singles in eight-plus innings. Three of those hits loaded the bases in the ninth, but Tyler Walker struck out the side to preserve the shutout and Schmidt's fourth win. Mike Matheny went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run.
After struggling to put together an offensive threat through eight innings, the Tigers got three consecutive singles from Placido Polanco, Dmitri Young and Rondell White with no outs in the ninth. Detroit, however, couldn't convert, as the next three hitters struck out to end the threat and the game.