Detroit 14, St. Louis 4
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(16-23)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 11 0
Detroit 2 0 1 2 9 0 0 0 X 14 18 1
WP: A. Miller (1-0)
LP: B. Looper (5-3)
(25-16)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Detroit
- G. Sheffield homered to deep left, P. Polanco scored
Bot 3rd: Detroit
- M. Ordonez homered to deep right
Bot 4th: Detroit
- C. Granderson hit sacrifice fly to center, S. Casey scored
- P. Polanco doubled to deep left, C. Monroe scored
Bot 5th: Detroit
- S. Casey singled to right, M. Ordonez and C. Guillen scored, I. Rodriguez to third
- C. Granderson singled to shallow right, C. Monroe and S. Casey scored, B. Inge to second
- P. Polanco doubled to deep left, B. Inge and C. Granderson scored
- G. Sheffield singled to left, P. Polanco scored
- I. Rodriguez doubled to deep right, G. Sheffield and M. Ordonez scored
Top 7th: St. Louis
- C. Duncan doubled to deep left, S. Taguchi scored
- A. Pujols singled to center, C. Duncan scored, A. Pujols to second advancing on throw
Top 8th: St. Louis
- D. Eckstein singled to left, G. Bennett scored
Top 9th: St. Louis
- A. Pujols homered to deep right
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
S. Taguchi cf 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .237
C. Duncan dh 5 1 1 1 0 3 0 .293
A. Pujols 1b 4 1 4 2 1 0 0 .265
J. Encarnacion rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .312
S. Rolen 3b 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .215
    S. Spiezio ph-3b 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .258
R. Ludwick lf 5 0 1 0 0 1 7 .229
Y. Molina c 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .287
    G. Bennett c 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250
A. Miles 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .225
D. Eckstein ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .246
 Totals 37 4 11 4 3 5 18  
 Batting
2B - Y Molina (3, A Miller); S Taguchi (6, J Grilli); C Duncan (8, J Grilli).
HR - A Pujols (7, 9th inning off B Seay 0 on, 1 Out).
S - A Miles.
RBI - C Duncan (14), A Pujols 2 (23), D Eckstein (5).
2-out RBI - D Eckstein.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Ludwick 3, S Spiezio 1, S Taguchi 1.
Team LOB - 11.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (S Spiezio-A Miles-A Pujols).
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Granderson cf 5 1 1 3 0 1 5 .277
P. Polanco 2b 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 .340
    N. Perez ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .208
G. Sheffield dh 5 2 2 3 0 0 1 .240
M. Ordonez rf 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 .342
    O. Infante ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306
C. Guillen ss 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 .324
I. Rodriguez c 4 0 1 2 1 0 2 .247
S. Casey 1b 5 2 4 2 0 0 1 .244
C. Monroe lf 3 2 0 0 2 1 2 .237
B. Inge 3b 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 .230
 Totals 40 14 18 14 5 3 15  
 Batting
2B - P Polanco 3 (8, B Looper 2, K Jimenez); I Rodriguez (8, R Springer); B Inge (5, R Flores).
HR - G Sheffield (7, 1st inning off B Looper 1 on, 1 Out), M Ordonez (9, 3rd inning off B Looper 0 on, 2 Out).
SF - C Granderson.
RBI - G Sheffield 3 (20), M Ordonez (38), C Granderson 3 (22), P Polanco 3 (22), S Casey 2 (8), I Rodriguez 2 (18).
2-out RBI - M Ordonez, P Polanco, I Rodriguez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - G Sheffield 1, S Casey 1, C Granderson 2.
GIDP - C Monroe.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
E - J Grilli (1, throw).
PB - I Rodriguez.
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Looper (L, 5-3) 4.0 9 7 7 2 1 2 3.27
K. Jimenez 0.1 5 7 7 2 0 0 8.71
R. Springer 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.02
T. Johnson 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.59
R. Franklin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.00
R. Flores 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.35
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
A. Miller (W, 1-0) 6.0 4 0 0 3 2 0 0.00
J. Grilli 2.0 5 3 2 0 1 0 7.36
B. Seay 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 5.54
WP - A Miller.
HBP - J Encarnacion (by A Miller).
Pitches-strikes - B Looper 90-54; K Jimenez 25-11; R Springer 12-8; T Johnson 13-9; R Franklin 11-7; R Flores 12-11; A Miller 94-62; J Grilli 29-20; B Seay 23-16.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Looper 7-4; K Jimenez 1-0; R Springer 0-2; T Johnson 1-1; R Franklin 2-1; R Flores 2-0; A Miller 7-9; J Grilli 2-3; B Seay 1-0.
Batters faced - B Looper 23; K Jimenez 8; R Springer 3; T Johnson 4; R Franklin 4; R Flores 4; A Miller 26; J Grilli 11; B Seay 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Gary Cederstrom. 1B--Lance Barksdale. 2B--Troy Fullwood. 3B--Jim Reynolds.
Time: 2:59.
Attendance: 40,816.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
ST LOUIS CATCHER YADIER MOLINA EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 11 GAMES WITH A DOUBLE IN THE SECOND INNING.

Updated on Friday, May 18, 2007 10:25 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 St. Louis
A. Pujols A. Pujols
4-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Detroit
P. Polanco P. Polanco
3-4
3 RBI