Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 4/21/13
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You can't blame the loss on Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke, who gave up a leadoff homer to Mark Trumbo in 13th inning Sunday -- even though it was the decisive run in the Los Angeles Angels' 4-3 victory. Baseball can be such a funny game. Sometimes the starting pitcher can't get out of his own way, like Rick Porcello on Saturday. Sometimes the bullpen implodes, a la Jose Valverde in the playoffs last season. Sometimes the most potent offense just can't come up with the hits when they need them most. For the Tigers, the latter is just what's been happening of late. They're getting more than enough runners on base but can't seem to bring them home. After scoring 20 runs in three games in Oakland and six in the first game in Seattle, the Tigers have managed just six runs in the five games since. "It's a learning experience for us," catcher Brayan Pena told FOX Sports Detroit's John Keating following the Tigers' third straight loss to the Angels. "We know that we got a great te...
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