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Dodgers Lose to Tigers and First Place in NL West

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The magic of Lima Time could not propel the Dodgers this somber Sunday afternoon. With the centerfield flags flying half-mast in remembrance of Jose Lima, the Dodgers were frustrated by Tigers’ pitching losing 6-2.

The Tigers’ 21-year old starter Rick Porcello confounded the Dodgers’ hitters keeping them off balance with his mix of fastballs and sliders. After allowing a baserunner, Porcello calmly shut down any further advances by the Dodgers repeatedly.

“He pitched well,” manager Joe Torre commented after the game. “We hit some balls hard. We had some opportunities. It just wasn’t supposed to be.”