Detroit 8, Oakland 5
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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
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: Detroit
- C. Granderson flied out to deep left
- N. Perez struck out looking
- P. Polanco singled to left
- M. Ordonez struck out swinging

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 0, Oakland 0
- J. Kendall flied out to deep left
- M. Kotsay struck out looking

  Bottom 1st: Oakland
- M. Kotsay to third, N. Swisher to third on wild pitch

  Top 1st: Detroit
- M. Bradley singled to left

  Bottom 1st: Oakland
- M. Bradley to second on balk

  Top 1st: Detroit
- F. Thomas struck out swinging

  Bottom 1st: Oakland
- E. Chavez flied out to deep center

1 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 0, Oakland 1
- E. Chavez popped out to right
- E. Chavez doubled to right center
- E. Chavez singled to right, M. Kotsay and N. Swisher scored
- M. Bradley to second, M. Scutaro to second on balk
- E. Chavez struck out swinging

  Top 2nd: Detroit
- M. Ordonez doubled to deep left

  Top 1st: Detroit
- C. Guillen struck out looking
- I. Rodriguez singled to left
- C. Monroe struck out swinging

  Top 2nd: Detroit

1 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 1, Oakland 1

  Top 1st: Detroit
- M. Kotsay flied out to deep left

  Bottom 1st: Oakland
- A. Gomez popped out to right
- A. Gomez doubled to right center
- A. Gomez singled to right, M. Kotsay and N. Swisher scored
- M. Bradley to second, M. Scutaro to second on balk
- A. Gomez struck out swinging
- A. Gomez flied out to deep center

  Top 2nd: Detroit
- A. Gomez doubled to deep left
- A. Gomez grounded out to second, M. Ordonez to third, C. Guillen to third
- A. Gomez hit sacrifice fly to deep right, M. Ordonez and C. Guillen scored
- A. Gomez flied out to right

  Bottom 2nd: Oakland
- A. Gomez flied out to left

  Top 2nd: Detroit

1 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 1, Oakland 1

  Bottom 2nd: Oakland
- N. Swisher struck out looking
- M. Scutaro struck out looking

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 1, Oakland 1

  Top 3rd: Detroit
- C. Granderson fouled out to catcher
- N. Perez grounded out to second

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 1, Oakland 1

  Bottom 3rd: Oakland
- D. Jimenez popped out to shallow right
- J. Kendall grounded out to shortstop
- M. Kotsay doubled to left
- M. Bradley homered to deep right center, M. Kotsay scored
- F. Thomas struck out swinging

2 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 1, Oakland 3

  Top 4th: Detroit
- P. Polanco singled to center
- M. Ordonez singled to right, P. Polanco to second
- C. Guillen struck out swinging
- I. Rodriguez walked, P. Polanco to third, M. Ordonez to second
- 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
- C. Granderson struck out swinging

4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 5, Oakland 3

  Bottom 4th: Oakland
- E. Chavez struck out looking
- J. Payton singled to center
- N. Swisher struck out swinging
- M. Scutaro popped out to first

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 5, Oakland 3

  Top 5th: Detroit
- N. Perez grounded out to second
- P. Polanco singled to right
- M. Ordonez grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, P. Polanco out at second

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 5, Oakland 3

  Bottom 5th: Oakland
- D. Jimenez singled to shallow right
- J. Kendall grounded out to third, D. Jimenez to second
- M. Kotsay walked
- M. Bradley flied out to center
- F. Thomas grounded into fielder's choice, D. Jimenez out at third, M. Kotsay to second

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 5, Oakland 3

  Top 6th: Detroit
- C. Guillen struck out swinging
- I. Rodriguez grounded out to second
- C. Monroe doubled to center
- A. Gomez homered to deep right, C. Monroe scored
- B. Inge flied out to center

2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 7, Oakland 3

  Bottom 6th: Oakland
- E. Chavez homered to deep center
- J. Payton lined out to left
- W. Ledezma relieved W. Ledezma
- N. Swisher walked
- M. Scutaro popped out to shallow right center
- D. Jimenez flied out to deep center

1 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 7, Oakland 4

  Top 7th: Detroit
- C. Gaudin relieved E. Loaiza
- C. Granderson singled to right
- N. Perez sacrificed to pitcher, C. Granderson to second
- P. Polanco intentionally walked
- M. Ordonez grounded into fielder's choice, C. Granderson to third, P. Polanco out at second
- J. Kennedy relieved J. Kennedy
- C. Guillen lined out to shortstop

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 7, Oakland 4

  Bottom 7th: Oakland
- J. Kendall popped out to second
- M. Kotsay struck out swinging
- M. Bradley homered to deep left center
- J. Grilli relieved W. Ledezma
- F. Thomas struck out swinging

1 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 7, Oakland 5

  Top 8th: Detroit
- I. Rodriguez grounded out to shortstop
- C. Monroe struck out swinging
- A. Gomez safe at first on second baseman D. Jimenez's fielding error
- B. Inge grounded into fielder's choice, A. Gomez out at second

0 runs, 0 hits, 1 errors
Detroit 7, Oakland 5

  Bottom 8th: Oakland
- F. Rodney relieved J. Grilli
- E. Chavez struck out swinging
- J. Payton struck out swinging
- N. Swisher struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 7, Oakland 5

  Top 9th: Detroit
- H. Street relieved J. Kennedy
- C. Granderson homered to deep right center
- N. Perez flied out to left
- P. Polanco struck out swinging
- M. Ordonez grounded out to pitcher

1 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 8, Oakland 5

  Bottom 9th: Oakland
- T. Jones relieved F. Rodney
- M. Scutaro struck out looking
- A. Melhuse hit for D. Jimenez
- A. Melhuse struck out swinging
- J. Kendall singled to shallow right
- M. Kotsay singled to center, J. Kendall to second
- M. Bradley singled to shortstop, J. Kendall to third, M. Kotsay to second
- F. Thomas flied out to center

0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors
Detroit 8, Oakland 5
 
 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

Final

St. Louis 0
NY Mets 0

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