Detroit 4, Minnesota 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(53-42)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2
Detroit 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 X 4 6 0
WP: J. Verlander (7-9) S: T. Jones (17)
LP: N. Blackburn (7-5)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 2nd: Detroit
- C. Thomas homered to deep right, M. Thames scored
Top 4th: Minnesota
- J. Mauer scored, J. Morneau to third on wild pitch
- B. Harris singled to center, J. Morneau scored, J. Kubel to second
Bot 5th: Detroit
- M. Cabrera grounded out to shortstop, C. Granderson scored, C. Guillen to second
Bot 8th: Detroit
- M. Joyce homered to deep center
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Gomez cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .253
A. Casilla 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .315
J. Mauer c 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 .322
J. Morneau 1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .323
J. Kubel lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .262
B. Harris ss 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 .262
B. Buscher 3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .313
M. Lamb dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .220
D. Span rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .324
 Totals 31 2 4 1 4 9 10  
 Batting
2B - J Morneau (21, J Verlander).
RBI - B Harris (32).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Lamb 1, J Kubel 1.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
E - B Buscher (3, throw); A Casilla (6, ground ball).
DP - 1 (B Harris-A Casilla-J Morneau).
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Granderson cf 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .292
P. Polanco 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .305
C. Guillen 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .284
M. Cabrera 1b 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 .284
M. Joyce rf 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .266
M. Thames dh 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .265
    R. Raburn pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
C. Thomas lf 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .284
B. Inge c 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .220
R. Santiago ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .347
 Totals 31 4 6 4 3 4 10  
 Batting
2B - C Thomas (9, N Blackburn).
HR - C Thomas (1, 2nd inning off N Blackburn 1 on, 1 Out), M Joyce (9, 8th inning off B Bass 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - C Thomas 2 (9), M Cabrera (57), M Joyce (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - P Polanco 1, M Joyce 1.
GIDP - C Thomas.
Team LOB - 6.
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
N. Blackburn (L, 7-5) 7.0 5 3 2 2 4 1 3.65
B. Bass 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 5.31
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Verlander (W, 7-9) 7.0 4 2 2 2 8 0 4.15
J. Zumaya (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.59
T. Jones (S, 17) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.95
WP - J Verlander, N Blackburn, J Zumaya.
IBB - J Morneau (by J Zumaya).
Pitches-strikes - N Blackburn 108-70; B Bass 16-9; J Verlander 108-73; J Zumaya 21-7; T Jones 8-7.
Ground balls-fly balls - N Blackburn 5-12; B Bass 3-0; J Verlander 8-5; J Zumaya 0-3; T Jones 1-1.
Batters faced - N Blackburn 30; B Bass 4; J Verlander 27; J Zumaya 5; T Jones 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Ron Kulpa. 1B--Jim Wolf. 2B--Jerry Layne. 3B--Ed Montague.
Time: 2:27.
Attendance: 41,453.
Weather: 84 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 14 mph, out to left.
Game Notes
THE HOME RUN BY DETROIT LEFT FIELDER CLETE THOMAS IN THE SECOND INNING WAS THE FIRST OF HIS MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER.

Updated on Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 3:44 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Minnesota
B. Harris Brendan Harris
1-4
1 RBI
 Detroit
C. Thomas Clete Thomas
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI