Detroit 4, Minnesota 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(81-67)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 6 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
WP: N. Robertson (8-11) S: T. Jones (35)
LP: M. Garza (3-6)
(72-75)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Detroit
- T. Perez singled to left center, C. Guillen scored, I. Rodriguez to third
Bot 4th: Minnesota
- J. Morneau homered to deep right, T. Hunter scored
Top 6th: Detroit
- I. Rodriguez walked, C. Granderson scored, G. Sheffield to third, C. Guillen to second
- T. Perez singled to right, G. Sheffield and C. Guillen scored, I. Rodriguez to second
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Granderson cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .301
P. Polanco 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .342
G. Sheffield dh 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .271
M. Ordonez rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .357
C. Guillen ss-1b 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 .295
I. Rodriguez c 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 .284
T. Perez lf 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 .429
S. Casey 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .286
    R. Santiago ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227
B. Inge 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .242
 Totals 31 4 6 4 5 7 12  
 Batting
RBI - T Perez 3 (9), I Rodriguez (58).
2-out RBI - I Rodriguez, T Perez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Casey 1.
GIDP - S Casey, M Ordonez.
Team LOB - 5.
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
A. Casilla 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
J. Bartlett ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .271
J. Mauer c 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .294
    L. Ford pr-cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
T. Hunter cf 4 1 2 0 0 2 3 .293
    C. Heintz c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
J. Morneau 1b 4 1 1 2 0 2 2 .280
M. Cuddyer rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .272
J. Kubel dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .266
R. White lf 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .149
    J. Tyner ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293
N. Punto 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .199
 Totals 31 2 5 2 3 7 10  
 Batting
2B - T Hunter (42, N Robertson).
HR - J Morneau (30, 4th inning off N Robertson 1 on, 0 Out).
RBI - J Morneau 2 (107).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Punto 2, T Hunter 1, J Bartlett 1.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
CS - L Ford (1, 2nd base by F Rodney/I Rodriguez).
 
 Fielding
DP - 2 (J Bartlett-A Casilla-J Morneau, A Casilla-J Bartlett-J Morneau).
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
N. Robertson (W, 8-11) 7.0 5 2 2 3 5 1 4.93
T. Byrdak (H, 8) 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.62
F. Rodney (H, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.30
T. Jones (S, 35) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.32
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
M. Garza (L, 3-6) 5.2 4 4 4 4 2 0 3.93
J. Rincon 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.40
P. Neshek 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.71
M. Guerrier 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.31
HBP - J Mauer (by T Byrdak).
Pitches-strikes - N Robertson 106-65; T Byrdak 5-3; F Rodney 12-9; T Jones 10-8; M Garza 98-63; J Rincon 24-17; P Neshek 8-4; M Guerrier 14-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - N Robertson 8-8; T Byrdak 0-0; F Rodney 0-0; T Jones 2-1; M Garza 6-9; J Rincon 2-0; P Neshek 2-1; M Guerrier 0-0.
Batters faced - N Robertson 29; T Byrdak 1; F Rodney 2; T Jones 3; M Garza 24; J Rincon 5; P Neshek 3; M Guerrier 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Larry Vanover. 1B--Chad Fairchild. 2B--Tony Randazzo. 3B--Greg Gibson.
Ejections: MINNESOTA's Gardenhire by Fairchild (8th), MINNESOTA's Hunter by Fairchild (8th).
Time: 2:48.
Attendance: 22,282.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
MINNESOTA CENTER FIELDER TORII HUNTER AND MANAGER RON GARDENHIRE WERE EJECTED BY FIRST BASE UMPIRE CHAD FAIRCHILD FOR ARGUING BALLS AND STRIKES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH INNING.

Updated on Friday, Sep 14, 2007 11:06 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Detroit
T. Perez T. Perez
3-4
3 RBI
 Minnesota
J. Morneau J. Morneau
1-4, 1 HR
2 RBI