Detroit 4, Tampa Bay 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(96-65)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 2
Detroit 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 X 4 6 0
WP: A. Lopez (4-1) S: F. Rodney (13)
LP: J. Niemann (2-2)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Tampa Bay
- B. Zobrist and F. Perez scored
Top 5th: Tampa Bay
- Batter homered to deep left
Bot 5th: Detroit
- M. Joyce scored
Bot 6th: Detroit
- E. Renteria doubled to deep left, G. Sheffield scored
 Tampa Bay
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
F. Perez cf 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .259
B. Zobrist ss 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 .249
E. Longoria 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .274
    E. Hinske 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
R. Baldelli dh 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 .263
W. Aybar 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250
D. Johnson 1b 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 .182
J. Ruggiano lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .203
J. Gomes rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .171
    J. Jaso ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
M. Hernandez c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
    G. Gross ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .243
 Totals 32 3 4 3 3 9 12  
 Batting
2B - R Baldelli (5, D Willis); B Zobrist (10, D Willis).
HR - B Zobrist (11, 5th inning off D Willis 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - R Baldelli 2 (12), B Zobrist (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Johnson 1, J Ruggiano 1.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
E - M Garza (2, throw); M Hernandez (1, throw).
DP - 2 (D Johnson-B Zobrist, B Zobrist-W Aybar-D Johnson).
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Granderson cf 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 .283
R. Santiago 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .294
M. Ordonez rf 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .317
M. Cabrera 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .294
G. Sheffield dh 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 .227
J. Larish 3b 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .265
    D. Sardinha c 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .159
M. Joyce lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .256
E. Renteria ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .269
B. Inge c-3b 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .203
 Totals 30 4 7 4 4 8 20  
 Batting
2B - M Joyce (16, M Garza); E Renteria (22, J Niemann); M Cabrera (35, J Niemann).
HR - M Cabrera (37, 2nd inning off M Garza 0 on, 0 Out).
SF - B Inge.
RBI - M Cabrera (127), B Inge (50), M Ordonez (101), E Renteria (55).
2-out RBI - M Ordonez, E Renteria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Inge 1, M Cabrera 1, J Larish 2.
GIDP - C Granderson, E Renteria.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - G Sheffield (8, 2nd base off J Niemann/M Hernandez).
 
 Fielding
E - B Inge (1, pop up).
PB - B Inge.
 Tampa Bay
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
M. Garza 5.0 4 3 3 2 3 1 3.70
J. Niemann (L, 2-2) 3.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 5.06
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Willis 5.1 4 3 3 3 5 1 9.38
A. Lopez (W, 4-1) 2.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.48
F. Rodney (S, 13) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.91
WP - M Garza.
HBP - R Baldelli (by D Willis).
Pitches-strikes - M Garza 74-47; J Niemann 50-32; D Willis 95-56; A Lopez 34-23; F Rodney 15-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - M Garza 4-9; J Niemann 4-0; D Willis 6-5; A Lopez 3-3; F Rodney 0-1.
Batters faced - M Garza 22; J Niemann 13; D Willis 24; A Lopez 9; F Rodney 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Dana Demuth. 1B--Ted Barrett. 2B--Doug Eddings. 3B--Lance Barksdale.
Time: 2:43.
Attendance: 40,756.
Weather: 72 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, left to right.

Updated on Saturday, Sep 27, 2008 10:08 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Tampa Bay
B. Zobrist Ben Zobrist
3-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Detroit
M. Cabrera Miguel Cabrera
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI