It was a typical Cahill performance: solid one inning, woeful the next. In this case, the even-numbered frames were his downfall, as he allowed a two-run double in the second, before melting down in a five-run fourth. Only one of the latter runs was earned however, Aaron Hill booting a ground-ball for what should have been an out. But it was still another ugly line for Cahill: eight hits allowed in four innings of works, with no walks and three strikeouts. He was charged with seven runs, three earned.
7-0 down by the middle of the fourth, this one looked over, but the Diamondbacks clawed their way back into it. The fifth saw an RBI double from Martin Prado and a two-run homer by Didi Gregorius, and they then added single runs in the sixth and seventh to pull within two. However, after three scoreless innings from Eury de la Rosa, Matt Stites couldn't get the third out, giving up four hits and four runs, to give Detroit a more comfortable cushion.
The Diamondbacks actually had the same number of hits at the Tigers, 13, but we didn't get them when we needed them most. Gerardo Parra had three hits, while there were two apiece for Paul Goldschmidt, Prado and Gregorius. Arizona now has an off-day tomorrow, before starting a road-trip through Philadelphia and Cincinnatti on Friday night, with Wade Miley taking on Kyle Kendrick of the Phillies in the opener on Friday night.
Full recap to follow in a bit.