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WSN
@BAL
1
11
CHC
@CHW
5
4
CIN
@CLE
2
9
COL
@OAK
4
2
FLA
@TBR
3
7
SDP
@TEX
2
12
PHI
@TOR
1
6
LAA
@ARI
12
3
BOS
@ATL
4
1
DET
@HOU
4
5
SEA
@LAD
2
8
SFG
@MIL
1
5
NYY
@NYM
9
1
KCR
@PIT
3
5
MIN
@STL
3
1
Friday, June 26, 2009, 7:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 33,052, Time of Game: 3:24
Tigers
4
41-32
 Lost 1 
1st
at Astros
5
34-38
 Won 2 
5th, 4½ GB
W: Chris Sampson (4-0)
L: Joel Zumaya (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          1  3  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  9  0
Astros          0  0  2   0  0  1   0  2  X    5 10  0

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 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .259 .342 .479 .821 20 10 -0.059 1.02 0.015 -0.075 -0.6 1 0
Placido Polanco 2B 5 1 1 3 0 0 5 .263 .317 .393 .710 21 16 0.132 1.10 0.232 -0.100 1.6 4 2 HR
   Freddy Dolsi P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Miguel Cabrera 1B 4 1 2 1 1 1 5 .337 .403 .572 .975 24 14 0.215 0.93 0.237 -0.022 1.4 7 0 HR
Marcus Thames LF 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .273 .326 .545 .871 18 7 0.041 0.53 0.050 -0.009 0.4 0 0
   Josh Anderson PR-LF-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .291 .326 .617 4 3 -0.051 4.24 0.055 -0.106 -0.2 1 0 SB
Brandon Inge 3B 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .274 .368 .520 .888 24 13 -0.037 1.48 0.082 -0.119 0.6 1 0
Magglio Ordonez RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .270 .342 .348 .690 14 8 -0.198 1.33 0.000 -0.198 -2.5 2 0 GDP
   Joel Zumaya P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ramon Santiago 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .328 .474 .802 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ryan Raburn PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .347 .477 .824 2 1 -0.111 3.93 0.000 -0.111 -0.3
Gerald Laird C 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .233 .326 .344 .670 13 7 0.065 0.76 0.085 -0.021 0.9 6 1
Adam Everett SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .320 .358 .678 11 6 -0.023 1.02 0.038 -0.061 -0.5 0 7 2B,SH
Justin Verlander P 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 10 6 -0.057 0.97 0.000 -0.057 -0.7 0 0 2·SH
   Nate Robertson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Zach Miner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Don Kelly LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .323 .400 .452 .852 4 3 -0.035 1.24 0.000 -0.035 -0.4 2 0
Team Totals 32 4 9 4 7 4 42 .281 .410 .500 .910 165 94 -0.118 1.25 0.794 -0.914 -0.4 24 10
2B: A Everett (9, off W Rodriguez).
HR: M Cabrera (16, off W Rodriguez, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); P Polanco (4, off W Rodriguez, 2nd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: J Verlander 2 (2, 2 off W Rodriguez); A Everett (8, off A Arias).
TB: M Cabrera 5; P Polanco 4; G Laird 2; B Inge 2; A Everett 2; M Thames.
GIDP: M Ordonez (12).
RBI: P Polanco 3 (30); M Cabrera (47).
2-out RBI: P Polanco 3; M Cabrera.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Everett-P Polanco-M Cabrera.
Baserunning
SB: J Anderson (12, 2nd base off L Hawkins/I Rodriguez).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 3 0 2 0 2 1 5 .294 .372 .409 .781 23 12 0.250 1.75 0.274 -0.023 1.4 3 0
Jeff Keppinger 3B 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .261 .338 .394 .732 23 12 0.026 2.69 0.249 -0.223 -0.3 0 1 GDP
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 2 2 0 0 5 .330 .356 .478 .834 13 9 0.165 2.01 0.245 -0.080 1.2 1 7 2B,SF
Carlos Lee LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .295 .352 .489 .840 17 13 -0.186 1.29 0.000 -0.186 -1.8 3 0
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lance Berkman 1B 1 0 1 0 3 0 4 .251 .385 .510 .896 19 7 0.084 1.09 0.084 0.000 0.6 7 1
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .318 .393 .513 .906 14 11 -0.067 1.92 0.092 -0.159 -0.2 2 0
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .254 .285 .402 .687 20 15 -0.040 1.63 0.091 -0.131 -0.3 4 0 2B
Kazuo Matsui 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .240 .295 .309 .604 18 12 -0.002 1.38 0.070 -0.072 -0.3 6 2 SH
Wandy Rodriguez P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .037 .037 .037 .074 11 7 -0.027 0.54 0.000 -0.027 -0.3 0 1
   Matt Kata PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .240 .269 .280 .549 5 4 0.084 1.95 0.084 0.000 0.6
   Alberto Arias P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH-LF 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .147 .217 .240 .457 8 4 0.094 3.34 0.094 0.000 0.4 1 0
Team Totals 31 5 10 5 7 6 40 .323 .436 .387 .823 171 106 0.381 1.73 1.283 -0.901 1.1 27 13
2B: M Tejada (25, off J Verlander); I Rodriguez (9, off J Verlander).
SF: M Tejada (4, off F Dolsi).
SH: K Matsui (6, off J Verlander).
TB: M Tejada 3; M Bourn 2; I Rodriguez 2; J Keppinger; L Berkman; H Pence; M Kata; K Matsui.
GIDP: J Keppinger (4).
RBI: M Tejada 2 (41); J Keppinger (10); M Kata (3); H Pence (30).
2-out RBI: H Pence.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tejada-K Matsui-L Berkman.

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
Justin Verlander 5.1 7 3 3 4 6 0 3.40 27 118 75 48 10 17 9 8 3 0 44 -0.038 1.22 -0.6
Nate Robertson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.71 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.063 2.11 -0.4
Zach Miner, H (2) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.11 4 18 11 8 0 3 2 2 1 0 2 0 0.210 1.93 1.2
Joel Zumaya, BS (4), L (3-2) 0.2 1 2 2 3 0 0 4.32 6 30 17 13 0 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 -0.425 3.56 -1.8
Freddy Dolsi 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 -0.066 2.84 0.6
Team Totals 8 10 5 5 7 6 0 5.62 40 171 106 72 10 24 13 14 5 0 44 7 1 -0.382 1.73 -1.1
N Robertson faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.

Houston Astros

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
Wandy Rodriguez 6 7 4 4 4 3 2 3.35 28 106 59 35 3 21 10 11 4 0 41 -0.145 0.82 -1.1
Alberto Arias 1.1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2.18 7 32 16 9 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.033 1.02 0.3
Tim Byrdak 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.55 2 10 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.028 1.27 0.2
Chris Sampson, W (4-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.09 1 7 6 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.043 1.69 0.4
LaTroy Hawkins, S (10) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.60 4 10 8 6 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.159 3.86 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 7 4 2 4.00 42 165 94 57 6 31 16 15 5 0 41 3 0 0.118 1.25 0.4
Balks: J Verlander (2).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Reynolds, 1B - Tim Welke, 2B - James Hoye, 3B - Bill Welke.
Time of Game: 3:24.
Attendance: 33,052.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 1-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RRR DET P. Polanco W. Rodriguez -23% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Everett Scores; Granderson Scores
b8 3-4 1 123 6,(3-2)  R HOU J. Keppinger J. Zumaya 22% 77% Walk; Matsui Scores; Erstad to 3B; Bourn to 2B
b6 3-4 1 12- 4,(2-1)  OO HOU J. Keppinger Z. Miner -15% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b8 3-4 1 12- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn J. Zumaya 15% 55% Walk; Matsui to 3B; Erstad to 2B
t9 4-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  DET M. Cabrera L. Hawkins -11% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET C. Granderson W. Rodriguez 2% 52% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Polanco W. Rodriguez 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  R DET M. Cabrera W. Rodriguez -10% 43% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t1 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  DET M. Thames W. Rodriguez -1% 42% Walk
t1 1-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  DET B. Inge W. Rodriguez -2% 41% Walk; Thames to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O DET M. Ordonez W. Rodriguez 4% 44% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Verlander -2% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU J. Keppinger J. Verlander 3% 45% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
b1 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Tejada J. Verlander 7% 51% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Keppinger to 3B
b1 0-1 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Verlander -7% 44% Popfly: 2B (SS-2B)
b1 0-1 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman J. Verlander 3% 47% Walk; Tejada to 2B
b1 0-1 2 123 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Verlander -8% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET G. Laird W. Rodriguez 2% 41% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
t2 1-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  DET A. Everett W. Rodriguez -4% 38% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t2 1-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O DET J. Verlander W. Rodriguez 3% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  DET C. Granderson W. Rodriguez -1% 40% Walk
t2 1-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RRR DET P. Polanco W. Rodriguez -23% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Everett Scores; Granderson Scores
t2 4-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET M. Cabrera W. Rodriguez 0% 17% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 7-8-9
b2 0-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Verlander -2% 15% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Verlander -1% 14% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU W. Rodriguez J. Verlander -1% 13% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
t3 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET M. Thames W. Rodriguez 1% 14% Flyball: CF
t3 4-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O DET B. Inge W. Rodriguez 1% 15% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t3 4-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O DET M. Ordonez W. Rodriguez 0% 15% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 1-2-3
b3 0-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn J. Verlander 3% 19% Walk
b3 0-4 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger J. Verlander -3% 16% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b3 0-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R HOU M. Tejada J. Verlander 9% 24% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Keppinger Scores
b3 1-4 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Verlander -4% 21% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-4 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman J. Verlander 1% 22% Walk
b3 1-4 2 12- 4,(1-2)  R HOU H. Pence J. Verlander 9% 31% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Tejada Scores; Berkman to 2B
b3 2-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Verlander -5% 26% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
t4 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET G. Laird W. Rodriguez -3% 24% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
t4 4-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET A. Everett W. Rodriguez 3% 26% Lineout: LF
t4 4-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O DET J. Verlander W. Rodriguez 1% 28% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Laird to 2B
t4 4-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O DET C. Granderson W. Rodriguez 3% 30% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 8-9-1
b4 2-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Verlander -3% 27% Flyball: CF
b4 2-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU W. Rodriguez J. Verlander -2% 25% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 2-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Bourn J. Verlander 2% 27% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 2-4 2 1-- 1,(1-0)  HOU J. Keppinger J. Verlander 1% 28% Balk; Bourn to 2B
b4 2-4 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Keppinger J. Verlander -4% 24% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 2-3-4
t5 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco W. Rodriguez 2% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
t5 4-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  DET M. Cabrera W. Rodriguez -2% 24% Walk
t5 4-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  DET M. Thames W. Rodriguez -3% 21% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to P's Left); Cabrera to 2B
t5 4-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  DET B. Inge W. Rodriguez -4% 17% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Cabrera to 3B; Thames to 2B
t5 4-2 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO DET M. Ordonez W. Rodriguez 11% 28% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 3-4-5
b5 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Verlander -3% 25% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Lee J. Verlander -2% 23% Flyball: RF
b5 2-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman J. Verlander 2% 24% Walk
b5 2-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Verlander -3% 21% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
t6 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  DET G. Laird W. Rodriguez -3% 19% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t6 4-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O DET A. Everett W. Rodriguez 2% 21% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
t6 4-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET J. Verlander W. Rodriguez 1% 22% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Everett to 2B
t6 4-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O DET C. Granderson W. Rodriguez 3% 25% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Justin Verlander facing 7-8-9
b6 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU I. Rodriguez J. Verlander 9% 34% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b6 2-4 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Verlander -3% 31% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Rodriguez to 3B
Matt Kata pinch hits for Wandy Rodriguez (P) batting 9th
b6 2-4 1 --3 5,(1-2)  R HOU M. Kata J. Verlander 8% 39% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Rodriguez Scores
Nate Robertson replaces Justin Verlander pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Bourn N. Robertson 6% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Kata to 2B
Zach Miner replaces Nate Robertson pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-4 1 12- 4,(2-1)  OO HOU J. Keppinger Z. Miner -15% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Alberto Arias facing 2-3-4
Alberto Arias replaces Matt Kata (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET P. Polanco A. Arias 2% 33% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 4-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET M. Cabrera A. Arias 2% 34% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t7 4-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  DET M. Thames A. Arias -1% 33% Walk
Josh Anderson pinch runs for Marcus Thames (LF) batting 4th
t7 4-3 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  DET B. Inge A. Arias -2% 31% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Anderson to 2B
t7 4-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O DET M. Ordonez A. Arias 5% 36% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Tigers' Zach Miner facing 3-4-5
Josh Anderson moves from PR to LF
b7 3-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada Z. Miner -5% 31% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 3-4 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee Z. Miner -3% 27% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b7 3-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman Z. Miner 3% 30% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
Joel Zumaya replaces Magglio Ordonez (RF) pitching and batting 6th
Don Kelly replaces Zach Miner (P) playing LF batting 9th
Josh Anderson moves from LF to RF
b7 3-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Pence J. Zumaya -5% 25% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Alberto Arias facing 7-8-9
t8 4-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  DET G. Laird A. Arias -3% 22% Walk
t8 4-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET A. Everett A. Arias 1% 23% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Laird to 2B
Tim Byrdak replaces Alberto Arias pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O DET D. Kelly T. Byrdak 3% 26% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  DET C. Granderson T. Byrdak -1% 26% Walk
Chris Sampson replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-3 2 12- 7,(1-2)  O DET P. Polanco C. Sampson 4% 30% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Tigers' Joel Zumaya facing 7-8-9
b8 3-4 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Zumaya -6% 24% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b8 3-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU K. Matsui J. Zumaya 7% 31% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Chris Sampson (P) batting 9th
b8 3-4 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  HOU D. Erstad J. Zumaya 9% 40% Walk; Matsui to 2B
b8 3-4 1 12- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn J. Zumaya 15% 55% Walk; Matsui to 3B; Erstad to 2B
b8 3-4 1 123 6,(3-2)  R HOU J. Keppinger J. Zumaya 22% 77% Walk; Matsui Scores; Erstad to 3B; Bourn to 2B
Freddy Dolsi replaces Placido Polanco (2B) pitching and batting 2nd
Ramon Santiago replaces Joel Zumaya (P) playing 2B batting 6th
b8 4-4 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO HOU M. Tejada F. Dolsi 9% 87% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Erstad Scores
b8 5-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee F. Dolsi -3% 84% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 3-4-5
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Carlos Lee (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Darin Erstad moves from PH to LF
t9 4-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  DET M. Cabrera L. Hawkins -11% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t9 4-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET J. Anderson L. Hawkins 11% 83% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t9 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET B. Inge L. Hawkins -5% 78% Anderson Steals 2B
t9 4-5 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O DET B. Inge L. Hawkins 11% 89% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
Ryan Raburn pinch hits for Ramon Santiago (2B) batting 6th
t9 4-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O DET R. Raburn L. Hawkins 11% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Astros 5.

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