DETROIT -- Darren O'Day came in for the ninth inning in a tie game and just didn't have it.
He gave up a single to Brandon Inge to lead things off and then got an out on a sacrifice bunt that moved Inge to second. O'Day then walked Austin Jackson before getting Ramon Santiago to strike out. But an ill-timed walk on a close 3-2 pitch to Ryan Raburn loaded the bases for Miguel Cabrera.
Cabrera, who was intentionally walked to bring up the g0-ahead run in the ninth on Monday (a very unconventional move), couldn't be walked this time with no base open. He hit a walkoff single between short and third for the win.
"It's not so much that Cabrera got us; he'll get a lot of people," Washington said. "It's just the two batters that were walked prior to that. So we set it up for Cabrera to get us."
O'Day was upset with his fastball command.
"I came in and wasn't throwing my fastball for strikes," O'Day said. "I wasn't getting close pitches. I fell behind and you put them in advantage counts and hitters are in the driver's seat. I've been throwing strikes my whole career. I don't walk many guys."