The Tigers dropped another one this afternoon falling to the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 in the series opening from the Rogers Centre. Despite missing four regulars the Jays jumped on Tigers starter Jose Alvarez early tagging him for four runs in the third inning effectively ending his day.
With the loss the Tigers have now dropped 6 of 7 and 9 of 13 according to play by play man Dan Dickerson since climbing a season high 10 games above the .500 mark. They’ve also lost their grip on first place in the AL Central to the Cleveland Indians.
#Tigers have now lost 6 of 7, 9 of 13 since climbing season high 10G over .500 at 39-29. Reach midway pt of season at 43-38 (39-42 last yr).
— Dan Dickerson (@Dan_Dickerson) July 1, 2013
But the news got a little worse for the Tigers, ironically enough on the day Jose Alvarez got knocked around. According to James R. Chipman, Anibal Sanchez who was making a rehab start in High-A Lakeland after spending 15-days on the DL was removed from the game after ta...