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It took Jose Valverde six games to blow his first save of the season. The Tigers fell to the Indians 4-3 in ten innings, dropping into a first place tie with Cleveland at the top of the AL Central, and Valverde's performance was a big reason why. Detroit's closer began the ninth by walking Michael Bourn, then allowing him to steal second. After getting two outs, he then walked Jason Giambi to bring up Michael Brantley. Of course, Brantley singled in Bourn to tie the game an hand Valverde the blown save. He threw 29 pitches in the ninth, and just 15 were strikes. Of those 15 strikes, eight (or more than half) came on foul balls. His velocity also continued its steady decline from the past few years, so the roller coaster ride might continue to be ugly this year for Tigers fans. PIC OF THE DAY Felix Hernandez having a good ol' time after the Mariners' win over the A's. (Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)  Game of the Day: Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 2 (t...
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