Tigers emptied again, losing streak at six

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Tigers emptied again, losing streak at six

Detroit — The frustration is palpable. No one tries to excuse or sugarcoat it. It’s a brutal stretch, plain and simple, the worst offense in decades. They just don’t have a way of explaining it.

The Tigers were shut down for the 10th time this season, losing 7-0 to the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park. It’s one more shutout than they’ve survived all of last year. You’ve hit a run in the last 35 innings and haven’t hit a run from a base in a week.

“I try not to label it like ‘Have I seen this before,'” said manager AJ Hinch. “It doesn’t matter if I’ve ever seen it before. It’s our reality. I try to stay present with what we’re dealing with and stay as positive as possible.

“But it sucks.”

Detroit Tigers pitcher Tarik Skubal watches from the dugout in the first inning against the Texas Rangers.

The Tigers had five goals, two from Willi Castro. Rangers starter Jon Gray allowed two runners in scoring position and knocked out six in his seven innings. He made the Tigers consistently ground the ball, eight ground ball outs.

“It’s frustrating, especially personally,” said Robbie Grossman, who was 0-3 and 3-21 this month. “I can’t do anything to help the team offensively. The best thing I can do is show up tomorrow.”

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