Detroit 5, Oakland 1
Preview - Box Score - Recap - Series Breakdown

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 1
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 1
WP: N. Robertson (1-0)
LP: B. Zito (0-1)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Detroit
- B. Inge homered to deep left
- M. Ordonez singled to third, C. Granderson scored, P. Polanco to third, S. Casey to second
Top 4th: Detroit
- I. Rodriguez homered to deep right
- B. Inge doubled to deep center, M. Thames scored
- P. Polanco singled to center, B. Inge scored
Bot 8th: Oakland
- J. Payton grounded out to pitcher, M. Bradley scored
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
C. Granderson cf 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 .400
P. Polanco 2b 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 .250
S. Casey 1b 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .333
    R. Santiago ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
M. Ordonez rf 4 0 1 1 1 0 2 .250
C. Guillen ss-1b 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .200
I. Rodriguez c 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .400
C. Monroe lf 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000
M. Thames dh 4 1 0 0 0 1 3 .000
B. Inge 3b 3 2 3 2 1 0 0 1.000
 Totals 38 5 11 5 5 3 18  
 Batting
2B - C Granderson (1, B Zito); B Inge (1, B Zito).
HR - B Inge (1, 3rd inning off B Zito 0 on, 2 Out), I Rodriguez (1, 4th inning off B Zito 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - B Inge 2 (2), M Ordonez (1), I Rodriguez (1), P Polanco (1).
2-out RBI - B Inge, M Ordonez, P Polanco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Thames 1, M Ordonez 1, S Casey 2, C Guillen 2.
Team LOB - 11.
 Fielding
E - C Guillen (1, ground ball).
DP - 4 (P Polanco-C Guillen-S Casey 2, C Guillen-P Polanco-S Casey, C Guillen-R Santiago-F Rodney).
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
J. Kendall c 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 .333
M. Kotsay cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250
M. Bradley rf 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 .500
F. Thomas dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000
J. Payton lf 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .500
E. Chavez 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .333
N. Swisher 1b 3 0 0 0 1 2 5 .000
M. Scutaro ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000
D. Jimenez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250
 Totals 32 1 8 1 5 5 24  
 Batting
2B - J Payton 2 (2, F Rodney, N Robertson); M Bradley (1, J Zumaya).
RBI - J Payton (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Scutaro 3, J Kendall 1, J Payton 1, M Bradley 1.
GIDP - M Scutaro, M Bradley, M Kotsay 2.
Team LOB - 9.
 Fielding
E - D Jimenez (1, throw).
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
N. Robertson (W, 1-0) 5.0 6 0 0 3 4 0 0.00
F. Rodney 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
J. Zumaya 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 9.00
T. Jones 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
B. Zito (L, 0-1) 3.2 7 5 5 3 0 2 12.27
C. Gaudin 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
J. Kennedy 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
K. Calero 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
J. Blanton 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0.00
Pitches-strikes - N Robertson 86-53; F Rodney 33-21; J Zumaya 14-10; T Jones 12-6; B Zito 92-49; C Gaudin 23-16; J Kennedy 12-8; K Calero 24-16; J Blanton 31-16.
Ground balls-fly balls - N Robertson 8-3; F Rodney 3-2; J Zumaya 2-1; T Jones 1-2; B Zito 8-3; C Gaudin 3-1; J Kennedy 2-0; K Calero 1-2; J Blanton 1-3.
Batters faced - N Robertson 21; F Rodney 8; J Zumaya 4; T Jones 4; B Zito 21; C Gaudin 6; J Kennedy 3; K Calero 5; J Blanton 8.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Jerry Crawford. 1B--Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B--Derryl Cousins. 3B--Chuck Meriwether. LF--Gary Cederstrom. RF--Mike Reilly.
Time: 3:20.
Attendance: 35,655.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, left to right.
Game Notes
DETROIT'S SEAN CASEY HAS LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE SIXTH INNING WITH AN APPARENT LEFT CALF INURY.

Updated on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 11:42 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Detroit
B. Inge B. Inge
3-3, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Oakland
J. Payton J. Payton
2-4
1 RBI