Tigers Take Down Royals 1-0: Inge Hits Walk-Off; Washburn Lights Out

Austin DrakeSenior Analyst IAugust 14, 2009

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The Tigers came back to Comerica Park tonight after a rough series in Boston.

Detroit lost three of four to the Red Sox, but coming home is always good news for this Tigers team. At the start of tonight's game against Kansas City, Detroit was 36-18 at CoPa.

The game started and finished as a pitcher's duel between starters Zack Greinke and Jarrod Washburn.

Washburn pitched his best game yet as a Tiger. He performed eight innings of work, along with taking a no-hitter into the fifth, allowing only three hits and no runs.

Greinke did his job to keep the Royals in the game. He struck out the side in the first inning and finished with six strikeouts on the night over seven innings of scoreless baseball.

For the Royals, no hitter reached base twice in the game. On the other hand, the Tigers had Curtis Granderson reach three times and Carlos Guillen reaching twice.

Relief pitching for both teams was solid for the most part. Detroit's Brandon Lyon threw a one-two-three ninth inning. For the Royals, former Tiger Roman Colon pitched a perfect eighth inning, but gave up a walk-off home run in the ninth.

The home run was Brandon Inge's fourth walk-off of his career. It was his 23rd home run of the year, but just his second since the All-Star break.

The Tigers have thrown back-to-back shutouts and Detroit's pitching staff has delivered 23 scoreless innings in a row.

Detroit is back at it again tomorrow night against Kansas City in the second game o of the three-game series. Edwin Jackson will pitch against Luke Hochevar at 7:05 p.m. ET.