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Scores
Standings
NYY
@LAA
7
1
CLE
@BAL
6
1
TBR
@BOS
5
4
TOR
@CHW
3
1
TOR
@CHW
8
2
OAK
@DET
3
2
KCR
@MIN
2
7
TEX
@SEA
7
3
COL
@ATL
4
5
 
(10)
PIT
@HOU
3
9
CIN
@MIL
5
4
 
(11)
WSN
@NYM
8
10
FLA
@PHI
10
8
LAD
@SDP
6
2
ARI
@SFG
4
5
CHC
@STL
3
4
Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 7:05PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 37,240, Time of Game: 2:46
Athletics
3
66-78
 Won 1 
3rd, 21 GB
at Tigers
2
70-75
 Lost 1 
4th, 10½ GB
W: Joey Devine (5-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  1   0  2  0    3  8  0
Tigers          0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2 10  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rajai Davis CF 5 2 2 1 0 2 5 .259 .288 .370 .658 24 19 0.302 1.41 0.391 -0.089 0.9 1 0 2·3B
Daric Barton 1B 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .218 .313 .340 .653 15 8 -0.017 1.62 0.027 -0.044 -0.0 10 1 IW
Emil Brown DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .247 .298 .391 .689 13 8 0.070 1.42 0.099 -0.029 0.1 SF
Ryan Sweeney RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .340 .375 .714 9 8 -0.074 1.24 0.029 -0.104 -0.5 3 0
Kurt Suzuki C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .287 .353 .380 .734 10 8 -0.132 1.21 0.000 -0.132 -1.1 7 0
Bobby Crosby SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .245 .300 .362 .662 13 8 -0.035 0.78 0.025 -0.060 -0.5 3 5
Aaron Cunningham LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .320 .414 .440 .854 12 11 -0.074 0.99 0.019 -0.093 -0.4 0 0
Jeff Baisley 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 13 7 0.055 1.12 0.086 -0.031 0.1 0 3
   Eric Patterson PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .295 .256 .551 0.038 3.41 0.038 0.000 0.2 SB
   Jack Hannahan 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221 .303 .345 .648 2 2 -0.023 0.93 0.000 -0.023 -0.3 0 0
Cliff Pennington 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .238 .304 .310 .614 11 9 -0.078 1.45 0.035 -0.113 -0.2 3 5
Dana Eveland P 0 0
   Joey Devine P 0 0
   Huston Street P 0 0
   Brad Ziegler P 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 2 8 37 .235 .270 .353 .623 122 88 0.032 1.25 0.749 -0.718 -1.9 27 14
3B: R Davis 2 (4, 1 off F Rodney, 1 off N Robertson).
SF: E Brown (4, off F Rodney).
IBB: D Barton (3, by F Rodney).
TB: R Davis 6; C Pennington 2; A Cunningham; E Brown; B Crosby; R Sweeney.
RBI: E Brown (59); D Barton (45); R Davis (19).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 3. B Crosby-C Pennington-D Barton 2; C Pennington-B Crosby.
Baserunning
SB: E Patterson (10, 2nd base off B Seay/D Ryan).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curtis Granderson CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .302 .383 .515 .899 25 16 -0.302 2.60 0.000 -0.302 -2.2 5 0
Placido Polanco 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .307 .351 .417 .768 21 11 -0.088 2.35 0.154 -0.242 0.1 1 2 2B
Magglio Ordonez RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .321 .381 .506 .887 17 9 -0.073 1.47 0.045 -0.118 -1.7 0 0 GDP
Miguel Cabrera 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .291 .353 .537 .891 22 8 -0.011 1.81 0.069 -0.080 0.3 9 1
Gary Sheffield DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .226 .322 .395 .717 18 10 0.032 2.29 0.080 -0.048 0.2 IW
Marcus Thames LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .239 .291 .526 .817 13 8 0.005 1.15 0.070 -0.064 0.1 0 0 GDP
   Matthew Joyce LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .257 .329 .529 .858 5 3 -0.200 7.73 0.000 -0.200 -0.8 0 0
Edgar Renteria SS 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .270 .320 .377 .696 17 13 -0.033 1.66 0.090 -0.123 0.5 2 3
Brandon Inge 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .218 .316 .396 .712 12 9 0.026 1.29 0.123 -0.097 -0.8 1 2
Dusty Ryan C 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .429 .500 1.000 1.500 12 8 0.047 0.65 0.058 -0.011 0.9 8 0 2B
   Jeff Larish PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .227 .293 .333 .626 5 3 0.126 4.79 0.126 0.000 0.4
Nate Robertson P 1 0
   Bobby Seay P 0 0
   Fernando Rodney P 0 0
   Freddy Dolsi P 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 10 2 4 7 38 .294 .368 .353 .721 167 98 -0.471 2.02 0.815 -1.285 -2.9 27 8
2B: D Ryan (1, off D Eveland); P Polanco (32, off H Street).
IBB: G Sheffield (2, by H Street).
TB: P Polanco 3; D Ryan 3; B Inge 2; J Larish; E Renteria; G Sheffield; M Thames.
GIDP: M Thames (4); M Ordonez (24).
RBI: E Renteria 2 (50).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 11.

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dana Eveland 6 7 2 2 2 2 0 4.23 24 102 61 35 6 20 10 10 4 0 50 0.058 0.95 1.3
Joey Devine, W (5-1) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.72 3 13 11 5 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.047 0.61 0.5
Huston Street, H (2) 0.2 1 0 0 2 0 0 3.98 5 26 10 7 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.051 3.76 -0.3
Brad Ziegler, S (7) 1.1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0.53 6 26 16 7 3 6 2 1 1 0 3 0 0.415 5.56 1.3
Team Totals 9 10 2 2 4 7 0 2.00 38 167 98 54 13 31 13 14 7 0 50 3 0 0.469 2.02 2.9

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nate Robertson 7 4 1 1 0 6 0 6.08 25 79 60 37 7 16 10 9 5 0 71 0.342 0.93 2.8
Bobby Seay, H (12) 0.1 0 1 1 1 1 0 3.94 2 10 6 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.043 2.79 -0.2
Fernando Rodney, BS (5), L (0-5) 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.50 5 17 11 6 2 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 -0.374 2.57 -1.3
Freddy Dolsi 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.07 5 16 11 7 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.043 0.88 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 2 8 0 3.00 37 122 88 52 9 27 14 13 7 0 71 1 1 -0.032 1.25 1.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: H Street (6; G Sheffield); F Rodney (3; D Barton).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Dreckman, 1B - Scott Barry, 2B - Mike Estabrook, 3B - Gerry Davis.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: 37,240.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 8mph out to Rightfield, Cloudy.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 1-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R OAK R. Davis F. Rodney 31% 62% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Patterson Scores
b9 2-3 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O DET P. Polanco B. Ziegler 21% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-3 2 123 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Joyce B. Ziegler 20% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-3 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O DET C. Granderson B. Ziegler 14% 79% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Inge to 3B
b9 2-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  DET J. Larish B. Ziegler -13% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Inge to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 11,(2-2)  O OAK R. Davis N. Robertson -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK D. Barton N. Robertson -2% 46% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK E. Brown N. Robertson -1% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dana Eveland facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O DET C. Granderson D. Eveland 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET P. Polanco D. Eveland 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET M. Ordonez D. Eveland 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK R. Sweeney N. Robertson -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK K. Suzuki N. Robertson -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK B. Crosby N. Robertson -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dana Eveland facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  DET M. Cabrera D. Eveland -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  DET G. Sheffield D. Eveland -5% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Cabrera to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  DET M. Thames D. Eveland -7% 29% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Cabrera to 3B; Sheffield to 2B
b2 0-0 0 123 2,(0-1)  RR DET E. Renteria D. Eveland -9% 20% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cabrera Scores; Sheffield Scores; Thames to 2B
b2 2-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  OO DET B. Inge D. Eveland 8% 28% Line Drive Double Play: 2B (2B-1B); Thames out at 2B/2B-SS
b2 2-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  DET D. Ryan D. Eveland -3% 25% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Renteria to 3B
b2 2-0 2 -23 3,(2-0)  O DET C. Granderson D. Eveland 4% 29% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK A. Cunningham N. Robertson -3% 27% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Baisley N. Robertson -2% 25% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK C. Pennington N. Robertson 1% 27% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t3 0-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK R. Davis N. Robertson -2% 24% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Dana Eveland facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco D. Eveland 2% 26% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET M. Ordonez D. Eveland 1% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b3 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET M. Cabrera D. Eveland 1% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK D. Barton N. Robertson -3% 25% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK E. Brown N. Robertson 3% 28% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t4 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK R. Sweeney N. Robertson -3% 25% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t4 0-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O OAK K. Suzuki N. Robertson -3% 22% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Dana Eveland facing 5-6-7
b4 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET G. Sheffield D. Eveland 2% 24% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET M. Thames D. Eveland 1% 25% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 2-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O DET E. Renteria D. Eveland 1% 26% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK B. Crosby N. Robertson -3% 23% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O OAK A. Cunningham N. Robertson -2% 21% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t5 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. Baisley N. Robertson -1% 19% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Dana Eveland facing 8-9-1
b5 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  DET B. Inge D. Eveland -2% 17% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b5 2-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  DET D. Ryan D. Eveland -3% 14% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Inge to 2B
b5 2-0 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O DET C. Granderson D. Eveland 3% 17% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b5 2-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  DET P. Polanco D. Eveland -4% 13% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line); Inge to 3B; Ryan to 2B
b5 2-0 1 123 5,(1-2)  OO DET M. Ordonez D. Eveland 9% 23% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 9-1-2
t6 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK C. Pennington N. Robertson -3% 20% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t6 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK R. Davis N. Robertson 8% 28% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t6 0-2 1 --3 4,(1-2)  RO OAK D. Barton N. Robertson 0% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B); Davis Scores
t6 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK E. Brown N. Robertson -2% 26% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Dana Eveland facing 4-5-6
b6 2-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  DET M. Cabrera D. Eveland -3% 23% Walk
b6 2-1 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O DET G. Sheffield D. Eveland 3% 26% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO DET M. Thames D. Eveland 5% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 4-5-6
Matthew Joyce replaces Marcus Thames playing LF batting 6th
t7 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Sweeney N. Robertson -4% 27% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t7 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki N. Robertson -3% 24% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK B. Crosby N. Robertson 2% 26% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t7 1-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK A. Cunningham N. Robertson -5% 22% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Athletics' Joey Devine facing 7-8-9
Joey Devine replaces Dana Eveland pitching
b7 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET E. Renteria J. Devine 2% 24% Lineout: CF
b7 2-1 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O DET B. Inge J. Devine 2% 25% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET D. Ryan J. Devine 1% 26% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Tigers 2.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Bobby Seay facing 8-9-1
Bobby Seay replaces Nate Robertson pitching
t8 1-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK J. Baisley B. Seay 9% 35% Walk
Eric Patterson pinch runs for Jeff Baisley (3B) batting 8th
t8 1-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK C. Pennington B. Seay -4% 31% Strikeout Looking, Patterson Steals 2B
Fernando Rodney replaces Bobby Seay pitching
t8 1-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R OAK R. Davis F. Rodney 31% 62% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Patterson Scores
t8 2-2 1 --3 4,(3-0)  OAK D. Barton F. Rodney 2% 64% Intentional Walk
t8 2-2 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  RO OAK E. Brown F. Rodney 7% 71% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Davis Scores
t8 3-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  OAK R. Sweeney F. Rodney 3% 74% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Barton to 3B
t8 3-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O OAK K. Suzuki F. Rodney -6% 68% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Huston Street facing 1-2-3
Huston Street replaces Joey Devine pitching
Jack Hannahan replaces Eric Patterson (PR) playing 3B batting 8th
b8 2-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET C. Granderson H. Street 7% 75% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 2-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  DET P. Polanco H. Street -12% 63% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b8 2-3 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  DET M. Ordonez H. Street -4% 58% Walk
b8 2-3 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O DET M. Cabrera H. Street 7% 65% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Polanco to 3B; Ordonez to 2B
b8 2-3 2 -23 4,(3-0)  DET G. Sheffield H. Street -3% 63% Intentional Walk
Brad Ziegler replaces Huston Street pitching
b8 2-3 2 123 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Joyce B. Ziegler 20% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 3, Tigers 2.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' Freddy Dolsi facing 6-7-8
Freddy Dolsi replaces Fernando Rodney pitching
t9 3-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK B. Crosby F. Dolsi -2% 81% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK A. Cunningham F. Dolsi 2% 83% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t9 3-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK J. Hannahan F. Dolsi -2% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 3-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  OAK C. Pennington F. Dolsi 2% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Cunningham to 3B
t9 3-2 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O OAK R. Davis F. Dolsi -4% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Brad Ziegler facing 7-8-9
b9 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET E. Renteria B. Ziegler 9% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  DET B. Inge B. Ziegler -10% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive)
Jeff Larish pinch hits for Dusty Ryan (C) batting 9th
b9 2-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  DET J. Larish B. Ziegler -13% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Inge to 2B
b9 2-3 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O DET C. Granderson B. Ziegler 14% 79% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Inge to 3B
b9 2-3 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O DET P. Polanco B. Ziegler 21% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Tigers 2.

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