With his Tigers taking a 4-0 lead in the sixth and his pitcher throwing a no-hitter, Jim Leyland shifted to defense-first, replacing third baseman Wilson Betemit with Brandon Inge and right fielder Magglio Ordonez with Don Kelly.
Sensible moves, both.
However, Leyland apparently forgot about Delmon Young, who 1) has made three outs today on six pitches, and 2) is fairly well-known as a butcher in left field.
Wouldn't you know it? With one out, Robinson Cano lifted a pop fly into short left field, and Young couldn't make the play.
Don't feel too bad for Max Scherzer. By the time he escaped the inning with no damage done, he'd thrown 97 pitches and wasn't going to throw a no-hitter anyway. We can expect the parade of Detroit relievers to begin in the seventh, and this game's not nearly over yet.