The Reds wasted a beautiful outing by Aaron Harang on Sunday to lose to the Tigers 0-1.
Harang pitched a complete eight-inning game, giving up just one run (earned) on five hits and one walk. He struck out nine.
Ken Griffey, Jr., Adam Dunn, and Edwin Encarnación each contributed a hit. Ryan Freel, Felipe Lopez (twice), Austin Kearns, and Brandon Phillips each walked. And that was the total of the Reds' baserunners, and all eight were stranded.
The loss brought the Reds' record to 25-19 and gave them their third consecutive lost series. They would bid a happy farewell to Detroit and the stupid American League when they returned home to face the Milwaukee Brewers. Bronson Arroyo would face Dave Bush.