The Tigers scored only two runs again tonight, but Edwin Jackson made those runs stand up. Jackson fired a 4-hitter, on 109 pitches, against Anaheim. He struck out five and lowered his ERA to 2.16 for the year. He is 5-1 with a 0.76 ERA in his last six starts.
Another Bill James nugget: Jackson was the only starter in MLB to make more than two-thirds of his starts (44 of 62) against teams that finished .500 or better over the previous two seasons. He faced playoff-bound teams 13 times in 2007 and 8 times in 2008.