Romo (5-4) surrendered a single to the leadoff batter in the bottom of the ninth, and after a sacrifice sent the runner to second base, a popout to the catcher put Romo one out away from sending the game into extra innings. He couldn't come through, allowing back-to-back singles to end the game. Romo owns a 4.09 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 52:12 K:BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings.
Hawkins (3-2) surrendered a double and a single to bring a run home, and after the potential tying run advanced to second on a wild pitch, the runner came home on a single with still no outs in the inning. The closer buckled down to pick up outs against the next three batters. Hawkins owns a 3.00 ERA and 31:12 K:BB ratio in 48 innings.
Morales surrendered a three-run home run to the fifth batter of the game and gave up an RBI single before finally getting out of the first inning. It's his second poor performance in his lat three starts. Morales owns a 5.46 ERA and 89:59 K:BB ratio in 128 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Padres Sunday.
Hudson gave up two runs on a second-inning triple but otherwise kept the Rockies offense at bay in his first five frames. He ran into big trouble in the sixth, issuing a walk and surrendering two singles before a fielder's choice-turned-error brought home the second run of a four-run sixth and ended the starter's game. Hudson owns a 3.08 ERA and 111:30 K:BB ratio in 172 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Tigers Sunday.
Quackenbush is serving as the closer as Joaquin Benoit deals with shoulder issues, and he couldn't have done better with the job Monday. Quackenbush owns a 2.64 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 46:16 K:BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings.
Ross (13-12) put together five scoreless innings before a sixth-inning RBI single delivered the final run of the game on either side. Ross has strung together 13 straight quality starts, and he owns a 2.60 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 184:66 K:BB ratio in 187 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rockies in Colorado Saturday.
Cahill (3-10) walked at least one batter in each of the first four innings Monday, and he was pulled after giving up a single and a double to start the fifth, with both runners eventually scoring. He owns a 5.06 ERA and 83:46 K:BB ratio in 90 2/3 innings. Cahill is scheduled to face the Dodgers Saturday.
The home run, which was the first of Collins' major-league career came in the ninth inning as a pinch hitter for designated hitter Miguel Cabrera, who had four hits and two home runs himself Monday out of the No. 3 spot of the batting order. Collins is 3 for 15 in eight games with the Tigers.
Martinez combined with Victor Martinez on back-to-back home runs in the third inning to put the Tigers up 5-1 before the offense combined for seven runs in the final three innings. The outfielder has hit .307/.348/.550 with 18 home runs and 60 RBI in 349 at-bats.
It was a very productive day for the middle of the Tigers order, as the 3-4-5 hitters and their late-game replacements combined to go 9 for 14 with three walks and four home runs in the blowout win. Martinez has reached base safely in each of his last 20 games. He has hit .329/.400/.563 with 28 home runs and 90 RBI in 474 at-bats.