Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 4
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 12 0
Detroit 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 6 6 1
WP: J. Verlander (11-17) S: F. Rodney (12)
LP: A. Sonnanstine (13-9)
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Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Detroit
- M. Ordonez doubled to deep left, P. Polanco and C. Granderson scored
- G. Sheffield homered to deep right
Bot 2nd: Detroit
- R. Santiago homered to deep right, J. Larish scored
Top 3rd: Tampa Bay
- B.J. Upton grounded into fielder's choice, J. Bartlett scored, A. Iwamura out at second
Top 5th: Tampa Bay
- C. Pena singled to right, B.J. Upton scored
Top 7th: Tampa Bay
- B.J. Upton homered to deep left
Bot 8th: Detroit
- G. Sheffield homered to deep left center
Top 9th: Tampa Bay
- W. Aybar safe at first on first baseman M. Cabrera's fielding error, R. Baldelli scored, J. Gomes to third
 Tampa Bay
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
A. Iwamura 2b 5 0 2 0 0 2 0 .275
    J. Ruggiano lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
B.J. Upton cf 4 2 3 2 1 0 1 .274
C. Pena 1b 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .247
E. Longoria 3b 5 0 2 0 0 3 1 .276
C. Floyd dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .268
    R. Baldelli ph-dh 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .260
D. Navarro c 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 .295
    J. Gomes pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174
G. Gross rf 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .244
    W. Aybar ph-2b 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .253
    C. Crawford pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
E. Hinske lf 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .245
    F. Perez ph-lf 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .273
    B. Zobrist ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .238
J. Bartlett ss 4 1 1 0 1 1 3 .286
 Totals 40 4 12 4 5 13 20  
 Batting
2B - D Navarro (27, J Verlander); B Upton (37, J Verlander).
HR - B Upton (9, 7th inning off B Seay 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - B Upton 2 (67), C Pena (102), W Aybar (33).
2-out RBI - C Pena.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Pena 2, E Hinske 1, C Floyd 1, J Bartlett 2, D Navarro 1, E Longoria 1.
Team LOB - 14.
 Base Running
SB - B Upton (44, 2nd base off J Verlander/D Sardinha).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - B Upton (M Ordonez at 2nd base).
DP - 1 (B Upton-A Iwamura).
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Granderson cf 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .285
P. Polanco 2b 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .307
    R. Raburn 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .229
M. Ordonez rf 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 .316
M. Cabrera 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .292
G. Sheffield dh 4 2 3 2 0 1 1 .228
M. Thames lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .246
    M. Joyce lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .256
J. Larish 3b 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .273
    B. Inge ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204
D. Sardinha c 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .140
R. Santiago ss 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .302
 Totals 29 6 6 6 4 10 8  
 Batting
2B - M Ordonez (32, A Sonnanstine).
HR - G Sheffield 2 (19, 1st inning off A Sonnanstine 0 on, 2 Out, 8th inning off G Balfour 0 on, 1 Out), R Santiago (4, 2nd inning off A Sonnanstine 1 on, 1 Out).
RBI - M Ordonez 2 (100), G Sheffield 2 (56), R Santiago 2 (18).
2-out RBI - G Sheffield.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Santiago 2.
Team LOB - 4.
 Fielding
E - M Cabrera (14, ground ball).
 Tampa Bay
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
A. Sonnanstine (L, 13-9) 5.2 5 5 5 3 7 2 4.38
D. Price 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.19
G. Balfour 1.1 1 1 1 0 2 1 1.54
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Verlander (W, 11-17) 5.0 5 2 2 3 8 0 4.84
B. Seay (H, 13) 2.0 3 1 1 1 3 1 4.18
G. Glover (H, 5) 0.2 3 0 0 0 1 0 5.30
C. Rapada (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
F. Rodney (S, 12) 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 5.03
HBP - B Inge (by D Price).
Pitches-strikes - A Sonnanstine 92-57; D Price 16-6; G Balfour 20-14; J Verlander 113-70; B Seay 37-23; G Glover 19-12; C Rapada 5-2; F Rodney 19-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - A Sonnanstine 4-5; D Price 0-2; G Balfour 1-1; J Verlander 3-4; B Seay 0-3; G Glover 0-1; C Rapada 0-1; F Rodney 0-2.
Batters faced - A Sonnanstine 24; D Price 5; G Balfour 5; J Verlander 23; B Seay 10; G Glover 5; C Rapada 1; F Rodney 6.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Lance Barksdale. 1B--Dana Demuth. 2B--Ted Barrett. 3B--Doug Eddings.
Time: 3:07.
Attendance: 39,617.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, left to right.
Game Notes
DETROIT SECOND BASEMAN PLACIDO POLANCO LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE SECOND INNING DUE TO A SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE.

Updated on Friday, Sep 26, 2008 10:20 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Tampa Bay
B.J. Upton B.J. Upton
3-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Detroit
G. Sheffield Gary Sheffield
3-4, 2 HR
2 RBI