It had to happen at some point folks.
Here are five stats to know from the Tigers loss.
The number of runs scored in a ninth inning rally by Detroit. Miguel Cabrera doubled in Ian Kinsler before scoring on a J.D. Martinez home run. Speaking of Martinez…
This number has multiple significances. First off, it signifies the number of losses on the season, but it also was the number of home runs hit by J.D. Martinez in the game. Martinez has four on the season, which leads the American League and is only second to Adrian Gonzalez in the majors.
The number of players the Tigers have (after the game) in the top 22 in the American League in terms of batting average. Miguel Cabrera leads the AL with a .517 clip while teammate Jose Iglesias isn’t far behind in second place with a .455 number. Ian Kinsler sits in sixth with a robust .414 batting average while Anthony Gose checks in at 11th with a .391 average. Yoenis Cespedes rounds out the group at 22nd with a .344 clip.
The number of runs allowed by the Tigers bullpen. Al Alburquerque and Ian Krol combined to limit the Pirates to one hit in 1.2 innings pitched. Alburquerque struck out one of the batters he faced.
The number of hits recorded off of Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon in the ninth inning. the Tigers needed four runs and only got three.