Detroit 8, Oakland 5
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 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 1 8 11 0
Oakland 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 11 1
WP: J. Verlander (1-0) S: T. Jones (1)
LP: E. Loaiza (0-1)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Oakland
- E. Chavez singled to right, M. Kotsay and N. Swisher scored
- A. Gomez singled to right, M. Kotsay and N. Swisher scored
Top 2nd: Detroit
- A. Gomez hit sacrifice fly to deep right, M. Ordonez and C. Guillen scored
Bot 3rd: Oakland
- M. Bradley homered to deep right center, M. Kotsay scored
Top 4th: Detroit
- C. Monroe singled to center, P. Polanco scored, M. Ordonez to third, I. Rodriguez to second
- A. Gomez singled to left, I. Rodriguez and M. Ordonez scored, C. Monroe to third
- B. Inge hit sacrifice fly to center, C. Monroe scored
Top 6th: Detroit
- A. Gomez homered to deep right, C. Monroe scored
Bot 6th: Oakland
- E. Chavez homered to deep center
Bot 7th: Oakland
- M. Bradley homered to deep left center
Top 9th: Detroit
- C. Granderson homered to deep right center
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
C. Granderson cf 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .400
N. Perez ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
P. Polanco 2b 4 1 3 0 1 1 0 .500
M. Ordonez rf 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .222
C. Guillen 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .222
I. Rodriguez c 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250
C. Monroe lf 3 2 2 2 0 1 0 .286
A. Gomez dh 4 1 2 4 0 0 0 .500
B. Inge 3b 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .500
 Totals 35 8 11 8 2 7 10  
 Batting
2B - C Guillen (1, E Loaiza); C Monroe (1, E Loaiza).
HR - A Gomez (1, 6th inning off E Loaiza 1 on, 2 Out), C Granderson (1, 9th inning off H Street 0 on, 0 Out).
S - N Perez.
SF - C Monroe , B Inge.
RBI - C Monroe 2 (2), A Gomez 4 (4), B Inge (3), C Granderson (1).
2-out RBI - A Gomez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Guillen 1.
GIDP - M Ordonez.
Team LOB - 5.
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
J. Kendall c 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
M. Kotsay cf 4 2 3 0 1 1 0 .500
M. Bradley rf 5 2 4 4 0 0 2 .667
F. Thomas dh 5 0 0 0 0 3 6 .000
E. Chavez 3b 4 1 1 1 0 2 1 .286
J. Payton lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .375
N. Swisher 1b 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 .000
M. Scutaro ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
D. Jimenez 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286
    A. Melhuse ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
 Totals 38 5 11 5 2 13 13  
 Batting
2B - M Kotsay 2 (2, J Verlander 2).
HR - M Bradley 2 (2, 3rd inning off J Verlander 1 on, 2 Out, 7th inning off W Ledezma 0 on, 2 Out), E Chavez (1, 6th inning off J Verlander 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - M Bradley 4 (4), E Chavez (1).
2-out RBI - M Bradley 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - F Thomas 3, E Chavez 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
E - D Jimenez (2, ground ball).
DP - 1 (E Loaiza-D Jimenez-N Swisher).
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
J. Verlander (W, 1-0) 5.1 7 4 4 1 6 2 6.75
W. Ledezma (H, 1) 1.1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.75
J. Grilli (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
F. Rodney (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
T. Jones (S, 1) 1.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
E. Loaiza (L, 0-1) 6.0 9 7 7 1 5 1 10.50
C. Gaudin 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
J. Kennedy 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
H. Street 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 9.00
WP - J Verlander.
IBB - P Polanco (by C Gaudin).
BALK - J Verlander.
Pitches-strikes - J Verlander 106-63; W Ledezma 24-15; J Grilli 5-3; F Rodney 13-9; T Jones 23-17; E Loaiza 84-57; C Gaudin 11-5; J Kennedy 20-13; H Street 14-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Verlander 3-7; W Ledezma 0-3; J Grilli 0-0; F Rodney 0-0; T Jones 0-1; E Loaiza 6-7; C Gaudin 2-0; J Kennedy 2-1; H Street 1-1.
Batters faced - J Verlander 24; W Ledezma 6; J Grilli 1; F Rodney 3; T Jones 6; E Loaiza 27; C Gaudin 4; J Kennedy 5; H Street 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B--Derryl Cousins. 2B--Chuck Meriwether. 3B--Gary Cederstrom. LF--Mike Reilly. RF--Jerry Crawford.
Time: 3:06.
Attendance: 36,168.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, out to right.

Updated on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2006 11:33 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Detroit
A. Gomez A. Gomez
2-4, 1 HR
4 RBI
 Oakland
M. Bradley M. Bradley
4-5, 2 HR
4 RBI
 MLB Box Scores
Wed Oct 11, 2006
Detroit 8
Oakland 5

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