Dontrelle Willis struggled with his command, issuing eight walks in 3 2/3 innings. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
By Jason Beck / MLB.com
Dontrelle Willis' return to a National League setting was not what he pictured. The left-hander issued eight walks in 3 2/3 troublesome innings, giving up six runs that the Tigers could not overcome in a defeat to the Pirates in the rubber game of an Interleague set.
a-Singled for Miner in the 7th. b-Flied out for Santiago, R in the 7th. c-Walked for Anderson, J in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Kelly, D (1, Ohlendorf). TB: Laird; Kelly, D 3; Anderson, J; Thames,
M. RBI: Kelly, D 2 (2). 2-out RBI: Kelly, D 2. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, M 2; Polanco; Inge. SAC: Santiago, R. GIDP:
Granderson, Everett. Team RISP: 2-for-11. Team LOB: 6.
BATTING TB: Sanchez, F 2; Young, D 3; LaRoche; McCutchen 2; Diaz, R. RBI:
Monroe (16), Hinske (10), Diaz, R 3 (13), Sanchez, F (25). 2-out RBI: Diaz, R 2. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, Ja 2; Ohlendorf 2; Diaz, R; Monroe 2. SF: Diaz, R. GIDP:
Sanchez, F. Team RISP: 3-for-15. Team LOB: 14.
McCutchen (2, 2nd base off Willis/Laird).