Originally written on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 6/28/12
Detroit’s inconsistencies and in abilities to put together complete games on a nightly basis came back to haunt them Wednesday night in Arlington. Tigers starter Doug Fister went only 4 1/3rd innings giving up 9 runs (8 earned) on 9 hits while striking out five and walking one as the Tigers lost a slug fest to the Texas Rangers 13-9 from Arlington. Fister’s outing Wednesday kept him winless on the road this season in six starts. It also marked his second straight start in which he struggled early only this time he couldn’t recover against a high-powered Texas offense. And if there was any thought to Fister being injured it simply didn’t seem like that was case. He still managed 96 pitches over the course of the 4 and 1/3rd innings and didn’t look uncomfortable in the process. He just looked off, very off. Despite being down five runs on two separate occasions it still looked at times the Tigers could pull off something amazing and actually pull out a win. The Tigers managed to put ...
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