"We're trying to do some stuff to stay out of double plays that suck the wind out of you," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "When you start a guy, you hope to have at least a runner on second. Sure, there's an out, but it's not a double play."
Ausmus said there were a couple of missed signs on the bases and a couple of missed hit-and-run opportunities.
"We tried to do something to get it going, but it didn't really work tonight," he said. "I don't think we'll have to do it all season."