Drew Smyly keeps giving the Detroit Tigers great chances to win games.
The offense keeps refusing to take them.
Wednesday, Smyly continued the amazing start to his career - allowing one run in six innings - but the slumping offense managed just a single run in a 2-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Smyly now has a 1.59 ERA in six career starts, but has only one win to show for it.
"It was a pitching duel, and it was a tough loss," Smyly said. "All I can do is throw as many innings as I can. We just didn't get anything going against (Jason) Vargas."
Smyly said he's not worried about his lack of victories, but doesn't expect it to continue.
"The wins are out of my control," he said. "All I can do is try to put us in position to get one. I did that today, but so did Vargas. If you look around this clubhouse, this is still the same team. We're going to start scoring."
The Mariners had taken a 1-0 lead on Kyle Seager's RBI double in the fourth, but Austin Jackson tied it with a sixth-...