On Friday it was Juan Uribe coming up a single short of hitting for the cycle, on Saturday, it was Torii Hunter's turn to do the same thing, though he drove in only three runs as opposed to Uribe's seven.
Nonetheless, Hunter was an integral part of the Tigers' taking their second straight over their Central division rivals, expanding their lead over Cleveland to 3 1/2 games, with Kansas City six back.
Game three of the four-game series is set for 1:05 pm EDT Sunday in Cleveland.
On Saturday, Hunter was named as a reserve to the American League All-Star roster. The annual showcase event is to be held July 16 at Citi Field in New York.
Jay Bruce singled, doubled, drove in three runs and scored four times as the Cincinnati Reds pummeled the Seattle Mariners, 13-4.
In his sixth season - all with the Reds - Bruce is quietly having another solid season, with 18 homers and 59 RBI to go with a .274 batting average. He's on pace to better his career-best marks set last season, of 34 HR and 99 RBI.
Winning helped the Reds cut a game off Pittsburgh's lead in the NL Central, where the Pirates hold a one-game advantage over the Cardinals, with the Reds now 3 1/2 back.
Seattle remained 12 1/2 out in the AL West, in fourth place.
The Mariners took Friday's contest, 4-2, so the two teams will meet for the rubber game of the series on Sunday at 1:10 pm EDT in Cincinnati.
Today's Trivia: The all-time record for losses by a pitcher in a season is 48, set way back in 1883. Who holds this dubious distinction? (answer tomorrow)
Yesterday's Answer: Ted Williams is actually the all-time career leader in on base percentage, at an incredible .4817. Ty Cobb's .4330 ranks ninth all-time.