"G lost that ball in the lights, but we somehow lost the strike zone," the manager said. "I don't know if we were probably trying to be too perfect. But with a seven-run lead, we were just looking for outs right there."
Cishek had some bad luck in the ninth, trying to preserve a one-run lead.
Brandon Guyer led off with a double to right. He poked the pitch the other way and it stayed fair. Guyer scored the tying run on Asdrubal Cabrera's fielder's choice grounder to third. If the ball was hit harder, it could have been a game-ending double play.
"Guyer, you can't do anything about that. Hats off to Guyer. He shot it down the line," Cishek said. "We struggled tonight as a group. We have a very solid bullpen. It's a fluke, in my opinion."
Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.