The Tigers tied the game in the bottom of the 8th off San Francisco closer Bryan Wilson a.k.a. "The Beard" 1-1 when Magglio Ordonez stroked a single to right. Manager Jim Leyland went to his closer, Jose Valverde to pitch the 9th. Valverde is 19 for 19 in save situations, but hasn't fared well in non-save situations. He didn't fare well at all in this one.