The Tigers lost their second in a row to the A’s, 9-8 at Comerica Park.after blowing a 4-run lead. Chad Bell started and gave up three runs in his 3 1/3 innings, but the Tigers came back to take a 6-3 lead in the fifth.  Alex Presley hit a solo homer, and then James McCann tripled in a pair.  After a Nick Castellanos two-run homer in the 6th, the Tigers led 8-4.

In the 8th, reliever Alex Wilson was touched up for four runs, as he gave up a grand slam homer to Jed Lowrie.   The A’s win it 9-8.

Anibal Sanchez starts for the Tigers today against the A’s.   Hear the game at 12:45 on 95.3 WBCK

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