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DET  6
@LAA  2

NYY  4
@BAL  2

CHW  6
@CLE  5

MIN  9
@KCR  8

(10)
TOR  2
@OAK  1

SEA  1
BOS  0

TBR  5
TEX  3

SFG 11
@ARI  3

CHC  2
LAD  1

(10)
CIN  9
PIT  1

MIL  1
ATL  0

NYM  7
FLA  6

(12)
PHI  6
COL  1

WSN  6
@SDP  4

STL  6
HOU  1

Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 42,191

Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 10:05pm
Time of Game: 2:35
Tigers
6
22-31
Won 1
4th, 7 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          3  0  0   0  2  0   1  0  0    6 11  0
Angels          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    2  4  1
W: A Galarraga (4-2), L: J Saunders (8-2)
Angels
2
32-23
Lost 1
1st

BATTING

Detroit Tigers               AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
C Granderson CF               5   2   2   0    0   0  .248  .763   19    3   0   
P Polanco 2B                  5   1   2   0    0   2  .292  .756   26    5   5   2B
M Thames LF                   4   2   2   4    0   0  .261  .827   15    1   0   2·HR
  M Joyce LF                  1   0   0   0    0   0  .208  .780    2    0   0   
M Ordonez DH                  4   1   2   0    1   0  .327  .930   15    0   0   IW
M Cabrera 1B                  3   0   0   1    1   1  .271  .815   21    9   0   SF
I Rodriguez C                 4   0   1   0    0   0  .260  .679   15    4   0   
E Renteria SS                 4   0   2   1    0   0  .277  .695   13    1   3   
B Inge 3B                     4   0   0   0    0   1  .216  .694   17    2   3   
R Raburn RF                   4   0   0   0    0   2  .196  .623   15    2   0   

A Galarraga P                                                            0   0
  T Jones P                                                              0   0
Totals                       38   6  11   6    2   6              158   27  11
BATTING
2B: P Polanco (13, off J Saunders).
HR: M Thames 2 (5, 2 off J Saunders; 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line; 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep CF).
SF: M Cabrera (4, off J Speier).
IBB: M Ordonez (1, by J Speier).
TB: M Thames 8; P Polanco 3; M Ordonez 2; C Granderson 2; E Renteria 2; I Rodriguez.
RBI: M Thames 4 (16); E Renteria (25); M Cabrera (30).
2-out RBI: E Renteria.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
FIELDING
DP: 3. B Inge-P Polanco-M Cabrera; P Polanco-E Renteria-M Cabrera; P Polanco-M Cabrera.
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
R Willits LF                  2   1   0   0    2   0  .276  .745   16    5   0   GDP
M Izturis SS                  4   1   1   2    0   0  .206  .549   10    1   4   HR
G Anderson DH                 4   0   0   0    0   1  .277  .729   16    0   0   
T Hunter CF                   4   0   0   0    0   2  .275  .799   15    3   0   
G Matthews RF                 3   0   1   0    0   0  .219  .662    9    1   0   
C Kotchman 1B                 3   0   1   0    0   0  .310  .832    8    6   1   
M Napoli C                    3   0   0   0    0   1  .226  .834   11    6   0   GDP
B Wood 3B                     2   0   0   0    1   0  .111  .345   14    2   1   
S Rodriguez 2B                3   0   1   0    0   0  .175  .458   12    2   0   

J Saunders P                                                             1   0
  J Speier P                                                             0   1
  C Bootcheck P                                                          0   0
  D Oliver P                                                             0   0
Totals                       28   2   4   2    3   4              111   27   7
BATTING
HR: M Izturis (1, off A Galarraga; 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF).
TB: M Izturis 4; C Kotchman; G Matthews; S Rodriguez.
GIDP: M Napoli (1); R Willits (1).
RBI: M Izturis 2 (15).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
FIELDING
E: B Wood (2).

PITCHING

Detroit Tigers                IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
A Galarraga, W (4-2)           8.1   4   2   2    3   4   1   3.44   29  104-67   42· 5·20    9·10· 3· 0     68    -     0.56   0.26
T Jones                        0.2   0   0   0    0   0   0   4.50    2    7-4     3· 0· 1    1· 1· 0· 0          0-0    0.16   0.01
Totals                         9     4   2   2    3   4   1          31  111-71   45· 5·21   10·11· 3· 0           -  
Los Angeles Angels            IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
J Saunders, L (8-2)            5     7   5   5    1   5   2   2.76   24   93-60   40· 5·15    7· 9· 2· 0     37    -     0.61  -0.23
J Speier                       2     2   1   1    1   0   0   4.95    9   29-17   14· 1· 2    1· 5· 2· 0          0-0    0.18  -0.00
C Bootcheck                    1     1   0   0    0   1   0   8.10    4   19-11    6· 2· 3    1· 1· 1· 0          0-0    0.06   0.00
D Oliver                       1     1   0   0    0   0   0   2.42    4   14-9     7· 0· 2    1· 3· 0· 0          0-0    0.01   0.00
Totals                         9    11   6   6    2   6   2          41  155-97   67· 8·22   10·18· 5· 0           -  
Balks: None.
WP: C Bootcheck (2).
IBB: J Speier (1; M Ordonez).
HBP: None.

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Jim Joyce, 1B - Jeff Nelson, 2B - Adrian Johnson, 3B - Tim Tschida.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 42,191.
Weather: 67° F, Wind 8mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

   Detroit Tigers                Los Angeles Angels                   
1. C Granderson         CF    1. R Willits            LF 
2. P Polanco            2B    2. M Izturis            SS 
3. M Thames             LF    3. G Anderson           DH 
4. M Ordonez            DH    4. T Hunter             CF 
5. M Cabrera            1B    5. G Matthews           RF 
6. I Rodriguez          C     6. C Kotchman           1B 
7. E Renteria           SS    7. M Napoli             C  
8. B Inge               3B    8. B Wood               3B 
9. R Raburn             RF    9. S Rodriguez          2B 

   A Galarraga          P        J Saunders           P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   t 1   1  0-0  1--  5   17%  67% M Thames        J Saunders      Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Granderson Scores
   t 5   1  0-3  -2-  1    8%  93% M Thames        J Saunders      Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Polanco Scores
   t 1   2  0-2  12-  3    8%  76% E Renteria      J Saunders      Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ordonez Scores; Rodriguez to 2B
   b 1   0  3-0  1--  3    7%  77% M Izturis       A Galarraga     Line Drive Double Play: 2B; Willits out at 1B/2B-1B
   b 3   1  3-0  1--  2    5%  81% R Willits       A Galarraga     Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

PLAY BY PLAY (explanation)

Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Joe Saunders facing 1-2-3
  Scr/Out RoB  Pt  wWE  Batter          Play Detail
  +------+---+---+----++---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
          ---  4   53%  C Granderson    Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
   O      1--  9   50%  P Polanco       Strikeout Looking
   RR     1--  5   67%  M Thames        Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Granderson Scores
          ---  1   69%  M Ordonez       Single to CF (Line Drive)
   O      1--  3   67%  M Cabrera       Strikeout Swinging
          1--  3   68%  I Rodriguez     Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Ordonez to 2B
   R      12-  3   76%  E Renteria      Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ordonez Scores; Rodriguez to 2B
   O      12-  4   73%  B Inge          Strikeout Swinging
                  3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Armando Galarraga facing 1-2-3
          ---  4   70%  R Willits       Walk
   OO     1--  3   77%  M Izturis       Line Drive Double Play: 2B; Willits out at 1B/2B-1B
   O      ---  9   78%  G Anderson      Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Angels 0.

Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Joe Saunders facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  3   76%  R Raburn        Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  5   75%  C Granderson    Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
   O      ---  5   75%  P Polanco       Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Armando Galarraga facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  2   77%  T Hunter        Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
          ---  3   74%  G Matthews      Single to LF (Ground Ball)
   O      1--  2   77%  C Kotchman      Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
   O      1--  4   79%  M Napoli        Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Angels 0.

Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Joe Saunders facing 3-4-5
   O      ---  2   78%  M Thames        Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
   O      ---  5   77%  M Ordonez       Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
   O      ---  3   76%  M Cabrera       Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Armando Galarraga facing 8-9-1
   O      ---  4   79%  B Wood          Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
          ---  3   76%  S Rodriguez     Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
   OO     1--  2   81%  R Willits       Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Angels 0.

Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Joe Saunders facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  3   80%  I Rodriguez     Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
          ---  2   81%  E Renteria      Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Renteria to 1B
   O      1--  3   80%  B Inge          Flyball: RF
   O      1--  5   78%  R Raburn        Strikeout Looking
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Armando Galarraga facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  2   81%  M Izturis       Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
   O      ---  4   83%  G Anderson      Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  3   84%  T Hunter        Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 3, Angels 0.

Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Joe Saunders facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  3   82%  C Granderson    Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
          ---  7   85%  P Polanco       Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
   RR     -2-  1   93%  M Thames        Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Polanco Scores
   O      ---  3   93%  M Ordonez       Groundout: 1B-P
          ---  6   93%  M Cabrera       Walk
   O      1--  5   92%  I Rodriguez     Flyball: CF
                  2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-5, Armando Galarraga facing 5-6-7
   O      ---  1   94%  G Matthews      Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
   O      ---  3   95%  C Kotchman      Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
   O      ---  1   95%  M Napoli        Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Angels 0.

Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Justin Speier facing 7-8-9
                  Justin Speier replaces Joe Saunders pitching
   O      ---  3   95%  E Renteria      Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
   O      ---  2   95%  B Inge          Flyball: LF
   O      ---  3   94%  R Raburn        Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 5, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-5, Armando Galarraga facing 8-9-1
          ---  5   92%  B Wood          Walk
   O      1--  3   94%  S Rodriguez     Flyball: CF (Short CF)
   O      1--  5   96%  R Willits       Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Willits to 1B
   O      1--  3   97%  M Izturis       Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 5, Angels 0.

Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Justin Speier facing 1-2-3
          ---  2   97%  C Granderson    Single to RF (Line Drive)
          1--  2   98%  P Polanco       Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Granderson to 2B
   O      12-  7   98%  M Thames        Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line); Granderson to 3B; Polanco to 2B
          -23  4   98%  M Ordonez       Intentional Walk
   RO     123  2   98%  M Cabrera       Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Granderson Scores
   O      12-  4   98%  I Rodriguez     Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
                  1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 6, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-6, Armando Galarraga facing 3-4-5
                  Matthew Joyce replaces Marcus Thames playing LF batting 3rd
   O      ---  1   99%  G Anderson      Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
   O      ---  5   99%  T Hunter        Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  5   99%  G Matthews      Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Angels 0.

Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Chris Bootcheck facing 7-8-9
                  Chris Bootcheck replaces Justin Speier pitching
          ---  5   99%  E Renteria      Single to CF (Line Drive)
          1--      99%  B Inge          Wild Pitch; Renteria to 2B
   O      -2-  5   99%  " "             Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Renteria to 3B
   O      --3  4   99%  R Raburn        Strikeout Swinging
   O      --3  5   99%  C Granderson    Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-6, Armando Galarraga facing 6-7-8
          ---  3   98%  C Kotchman      Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
   OO     1--  6  100%  M Napoli        Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  5  100%  B Wood          Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Angels 0.

Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 6-0, Darren Oliver facing 2-3-4
                  Darren Oliver replaces Chris Bootcheck pitching
   O      ---  3  100%  P Polanco       Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  2  100%  M Joyce         Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
          ---  2  100%  M Ordonez       Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
   O      1--  7  100%  M Cabrera       Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 6, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-6, Armando Galarraga facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  6  100%  S Rodriguez     Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
          ---  5  100%  R Willits       Walk
   RR     1--  2   99%  M Izturis       Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Willits Scores
                  Todd Jones replaces Armando Galarraga pitching
   O      ---  2  100%  G Anderson      Popfly: 3B (Deep 3B)
   O      ---  5  100%  T Hunter        Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
        2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 6, Angels 2.

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