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Tigers' 12-run, 19-hit barrage tempered by another rough outing by Zimmermann

(Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP)

Kansas City, Mo. — When Jordan Zimmermann took the mound in the fifth inning Sunday, he had a 10-4 lead and was three outs away from qualifying for his first win since Sept. 5, 2018. Three outs away from allowing Mike Maroth to settle back into the Tigers’ history books, his dubious feat in 2003 not to be disturbed for possibly another 16 years.

Alas, Zimmermann could not survive the fifth inning and remains 0-6 on the season. He still can match Maroth's 0-7 start from his woebegone 21-loss season.