Detroit 6, Minnesota 4
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 6 7 0
Minnesota 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 11 0
WP: C. Rapada (3-0) S: F. Rodney (9)
LP: M. Guerrier (6-7)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Minnesota
- J. Morneau grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, D. Span scored, A. Casilla to third, J. Mauer out at second
Bot 3rd: Minnesota
- J. Kubel doubled to center, J. Morneau scored
Top 4th: Detroit
- M. Cabrera hit sacrifice fly to deep center, C. Granderson scored
Bot 6th: Minnesota
- C. Gomez doubled to deep left, J. Kubel and D. Young scored, B. Buscher out at home, C. Gomez to third advancing on throw
Top 7th: Detroit
- M. Cabrera singled to left, M. Ordonez scored
Top 8th: Detroit
- C. Granderson homered to deep right, R. Santiago scored
- M. Ordonez homered to deep left, P. Polanco scored
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Granderson cf 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 .305
P. Polanco 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .310
M. Ordonez rf 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 .318
M. Cabrera 1b 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 .290
G. Sheffield dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .223
M. Thames lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .235
    M. Hessman 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
J. Larish 3b 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .216
    M. Joyce lf 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .260
B. Inge c 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .213
R. Santiago ss 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 .312
 Totals 29 6 7 6 6 6 11  
 Batting
2B - M Ordonez (30, S Baker); C Granderson (23, S Baker).
3B - M Ordonez (2, S Baker).
HR - C Granderson (18, 8th inning off D Reyes 1 on, 1 Out), M Ordonez (17, 8th inning off M Guerrier 1 on, 1 Out).
SF - M Cabrera.
RBI - M Cabrera 2 (112), C Granderson 2 (56), M Ordonez 2 (85).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - G Sheffield 1.
GIDP - M Thames.
Team LOB - 3.
 Base Running
CS - M Joyce (1, 2nd base by C Breslow), J Larish (1, 2nd base by S Baker/J Mauer).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - M Thames (B Buscher at Home).
DP - 2 (R Santiago-P Polanco-M Cabrera, P Polanco-R Santiago-M Cabrera).
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Span rf 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .298
A. Casilla 2b 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 .294
J. Mauer c 5 0 2 0 0 2 4 .323
J. Morneau 1b 5 1 1 0 0 0 6 .310
J. Kubel dh 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 .275
    M. Tolbert ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
D. Young lf 4 1 1 0 0 3 3 .288
B. Buscher 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .297
N. Punto ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .282
C. Gomez cf 3 0 1 2 0 1 2 .252
 Totals 34 4 11 3 5 9 20  
 Batting
2B - J Morneau (41, J Verlander); J Kubel (18, J Verlander); C Gomez (20, J Verlander).
RBI - J Kubel (69), C Gomez 2 (41).
2-out RBI - J Kubel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Morneau 2, D Young 2, D Span 1.
GIDP - J Morneau 2.
Team LOB - 9.
 Base Running
Picked Off - A Casilla (1st base, C Rapada).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - D Span (C Granderson at 2nd base).
DP - 2 (B Buscher-A Casilla-J Morneau, D Span-N Punto).
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Verlander 5.2 8 4 4 4 4 0 4.78
C. Rapada (W, 3-0) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.41
K. Farnsworth (H, 13) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.70
F. Rodney (S, 9) 1.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 4.46
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
S. Baker 7.1 4 3 3 4 5 0 3.66
D. Reyes (BS, 3) 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.52
M. Guerrier (L, 6-7) 0.0 2 2 2 1 0 1 4.73
J. Crain 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.99
C. Breslow 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.27
HBP - C Gomez (by J Verlander).
Pitches-strikes - J Verlander 114-65; C Rapada 14-10; K Farnsworth 14-10; F Rodney 23-17; S Baker 101-70; D Reyes 3-2; M Guerrier 13-7; J Crain 5-4; C Breslow 11-5.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Verlander 5-7; C Rapada 2-0; K Farnsworth 0-1; F Rodney 0-1; S Baker 7-8; D Reyes 0-0; M Guerrier 0-0; J Crain 0-1; C Breslow 1-1.
Batters faced - J Verlander 27; C Rapada 4; K Farnsworth 3; F Rodney 6; S Baker 27; D Reyes 1; M Guerrier 3; J Crain 2; C Breslow 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Tim Tschida. 1B--James Hoye. 2B--Jeff Nelson. 3B--Rob Drake.
Time: 3:07.
Attendance: 42,606.
Weather: INDOORS

Updated on Saturday, Sep 6, 2008 7:11 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Detroit
M. Ordonez Magglio Ordonez
3-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Minnesota
C. Gomez Carlos Gomez
1-3
2 RBI