Called with one out in the bottom of the 7th inning.
W: Zach Miner (4-1)
L: Braden Looper (5-4)
MVP: Prince Fielder (+.208)
LVP: Braden Looper (-.540)
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As ol Pete put it: "Might as well get all the bad breaks and bull$#!& in one night."
Of course, Braden Looper didn't need bad breaks to have a rough night. After Prince Fielder put the Brewers up 3-0 in the top of the first with his 17th home run of the season, Looper gave up a 2-run home run to Marcus Thames in the bottom half. Both teams were scoreless until Miguel Cabrera's home run off the bullpen roof in the bottom of the third. Originally ruled a single after it bounced back onto the field of play, the umpires changed it upon review. In the top of the fourth, Mat Gamel doubled and Jason Kendall singled to start the inning before Craig Counsell hit a sacrifice fly and Casey McGehee grounded into a double play.
That's when the wheels fell off in the rain. Looper got two quick outs but couldn't put the Tigers away. Josh Anderson singled ahead of what was initially ruled a Dusty Ryan home run. The umpires reviewed the play once again and changed it to an RBI double. The point was immediately made moot, though, as Adam Everett singled in Ryan. Curtis Granderson followed with a legitimate home run to make it 7-4. Following the blast, the tarp was called onto the field and Brewers fans everywhere hoped the rain would not let up.
After 123 minutes filled with Telly Hughes interviewing the hapless souls sent into the dugout, being interviewed by Brad Fischer, other FSN filler, and our very own rain delay thread, the game resumed with Chris Narveson on the mound. The Brewers couldn't catch any breaks after the delay, as the Detroit defense flashed the leather with a bizarre 3-6-5 double play and sliding catches in the field. Narveson wound up pitching the final 2 2/3 innings, giving up three runs on three hits with three strikeouts.. After Marcus Thames' second home run of the game put the Tigers up 10-4 in the 7th inning, the tarp once again came out and that was all she wrote.