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4
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@OAK
4
5
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14
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10
Sunday, April 15, 2007, 1:08PM
, Rogers Centre
Attendance: 25,983, Time of Game: 2:08
Tigers
1
7-5
 Lost 1 
2nd, ½ GB
at Blue Jays
2
7-5
 Won 1 
1st
W: Josh Towers (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  3  1
Blue Jays       0  1  0   0  0  0   1  0  X    2  7  1

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 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .265 .321 .551 .872 12 7 0.033 1.17 0.123 -0.089 0.7 5 1
Placido Polanco 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .354 .373 .375 .748 12 9 -0.092 1.51 0.037 -0.129 -0.5 0 3 HBP
Gary Sheffield RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .122 .296 .195 .491 17 8 -0.115 1.40 0.034 -0.149 -0.5 4 0 HBP,GDP
Magglio Ordonez DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .234 .315 .404 .719 13 8 -0.152 1.50 0.000 -0.152 -1.1
Carlos Guillen SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .244 .358 .333 .692 12 9 -0.084 1.05 0.000 -0.084 -0.7 0 0
Ivan Rodriguez C 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .277 .277 .404 .681 12 8 -0.014 0.86 0.055 -0.069 -0.2 7 0 CS
Sean Casey 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .200 .304 .225 .529 10 5 -0.051 1.09 0.023 -0.074 -0.2 6 0
Craig Monroe LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .214 .227 .429 .656 12 7 -0.097 1.38 0.000 -0.097 -0.7 2 0
Brandon Inge 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .128 .205 .282 .487 12 9 -0.088 1.09 0.000 -0.088 -0.6 0 1
Nate Robertson P 0 1
   Joel Zumaya P 0 0
Team Totals 28 1 3 0 1 5 31 .107 .194 .107 .301 112 70 -0.660 1.23 0.272 -0.931 -4.0 24 6
HBP: G Sheffield (3, by J Towers); P Polanco (1, by J Towers).
TB: I Rodriguez 2; C Granderson.
GIDP: G Sheffield (4).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: C Granderson (1).
Outfield Assists: C Granderson (L Overbay at home plate).
Baserunning
CS: I Rodriguez (1, 2nd base by J Towers/G Zaun).
Pickoffs: C Granderson (2nd base by J Towers).

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alex Rios RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .308 .315 .519 .834 13 8 -0.140 1.21 0.000 -0.140 -1.4 1 0
Aaron Hill 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .370 .420 .630 1.050 16 9 -0.121 1.06 0.000 -0.121 -1.1 1 7
Vernon Wells CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .245 .296 .531 .827 16 11 -0.098 0.90 0.000 -0.098 -1.0 6 0
Frank Thomas DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .200 .321 .289 .610 22 12 0.061 0.88 0.100 -0.039 0.5 2B
Gregg Zaun C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .295 .436 .731 12 7 -0.118 1.05 0.000 -0.118 -1.1 5 1
Lyle Overbay 1B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .250 .294 .417 .711 8 5 0.053 1.05 0.090 -0.037 0.6 11 0
Royce Clayton SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .290 .343 .452 .794 12 8 -0.007 1.38 0.105 -0.112 -0.4 2 0 2B
Adam Lind LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .500 .500 .625 1.125 4 4 -0.061 1.70 0.041 -0.103 -0.4 1 0
John McDonald 3B 2 0 2 1 1 0 3 .500 .533 .643 1.176 9 5 0.273 1.32 0.273 0.000 1.9 0 3 2B
Josh Towers P 0 3
   Scott Downs P 0 0
   Shaun Marcum P 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 7 2 2 5 32 .233 .281 .333 .615 112 69 -0.158 1.15 0.609 -0.768 -2.4 27 14
2B: F Thomas (1, off N Robertson); J McDonald (2, off N Robertson); R Clayton (5, off N Robertson).
TB: J McDonald 3; R Clayton 2; L Overbay 2; F Thomas 2; A Lind.
RBI: J McDonald (1); A Lind (1).
2-out RBI: A Lind.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. J McDonald-A Hill-L Overbay.
E: J Towers (1).

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, L (2-1) 7 7 2 2 2 5 0 1.80 29 96 58 29 7 22 6 15 4 1 58 0.124 1.22 1.9
Joel Zumaya 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.17 3 16 11 7 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.035 0.44 0.6
Team Totals 8 7 2 2 2 5 0 2.25 32 112 69 36 9 24 7 17 4 1 58 0 0 0.159 1.15 2.4

Toronto Blue Jays

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
Josh Towers, W (1-1) 7.2 3 1 0 1 4 0 2.03 27 96 60 39 3 18 11 9 2 0 74 0.458 1.14 3.3
Scott Downs, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.028 1.06 0.1
Shaun Marcum, S (1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.38 3 14 8 2 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.173 2.21 0.6
Team Totals 9 3 1 0 1 5 0 0.00 31 112 70 42 6 22 12 11 3 0 74 0 0 0.659 1.23 4.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Towers 2 (2; G Sheffield, P Polanco).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Towers (0; C Granderson, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Reilly, 1B - Jeff Kellogg, 2B - Eric Cooper, 3B - James Hoye.
Time of Game: 2:08.
Attendance: 25,983.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R TOR J. McDonald N. Robertson 18% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive); Clayton Scores; McDonald to 2B/Adv on throw
b7 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  TOR R. Clayton N. Robertson 10% 70% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t1 0-0 2 12- 4,(3-1)  R DET C. Guillen J. Towers -9% 42% Granderson Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Granderson Scores/unER/No RBI; Sheffield to 3B
b2 0-1 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O TOR R. Clayton N. Robertson -8% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO DET G. Sheffield J. Towers 8% 58% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)

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, Blue Jays' Josh Towers facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET C. Granderson J. Towers -3% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET P. Polanco J. Towers 3% 50% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  DET G. Sheffield J. Towers -3% 46% Hit By Pitch; Granderson to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O DET M. Ordonez J. Towers 4% 51% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 12- 4,(3-1)  R DET C. Guillen J. Towers -9% 42% Granderson Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Granderson Scores/unER/No RBI; Sheffield to 3B
t1 1-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O DET C. Guillen J. Towers 3% 45% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR A. Rios N. Robertson -2% 43% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TOR A. Hill N. Robertson -2% 41% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b1 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR V. Wells N. Robertson -1% 40% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Josh Towers facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  DET I. Rodriguez J. Towers -3% 37% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 1-0 0 1-- 2,(2-0)  O DET S. Casey J. Towers 5% 42% Rodriguez Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t2 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  DET S. Casey J. Towers -2% 40% Walk
t2 1-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O DET C. Monroe J. Towers 2% 42% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home); Casey to 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Inge J. Towers 3% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  TOR F. Thomas N. Robertson 6% 51% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TOR G. Zaun N. Robertson -5% 47% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b2 0-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  TOR L. Overbay N. Robertson 7% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Thomas to 3B; Overbay to 2B/Adv on E8 (throw)
b2 0-1 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O TOR R. Clayton N. Robertson -8% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  RO TOR A. Lind N. Robertson 4% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive); Thomas Scores; Overbay out at Hm/CF-C
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Josh Towers facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET C. Granderson J. Towers 3% 53% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t3 1-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Polanco J. Towers 2% 54% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t3 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET G. Sheffield J. Towers 1% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  TOR J. McDonald N. Robertson 7% 62% Ground-rule Double
b3 1-1 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TOR A. Rios N. Robertson -5% 58% Flyball: LF
b3 1-1 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O TOR A. Hill N. Robertson -4% 54% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TOR V. Wells N. Robertson -4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Josh Towers facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Ordonez J. Towers 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t4 1-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET C. Guillen J. Towers 2% 55% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t4 1-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET I. Rodriguez J. Towers 1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR F. Thomas N. Robertson -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b4 1-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TOR G. Zaun N. Robertson -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR L. Overbay N. Robertson 2% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 1-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O TOR R. Clayton N. Robertson -3% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Josh Towers facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET S. Casey J. Towers 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET C. Monroe J. Towers 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 1-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Inge J. Towers 2% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 8-9-1
b5 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR A. Lind N. Robertson -3% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 1-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  TOR J. McDonald N. Robertson 3% 57% Walk
b5 1-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O TOR A. Rios N. Robertson -4% 53% Flyball: CF
b5 1-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TOR A. Hill N. Robertson -3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Josh Towers facing 1-2-3
t6 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET C. Granderson J. Towers 4% 54% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  DET P. Polanco J. Towers -4% 50% Hit By Pitch
t6 1-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO DET G. Sheffield J. Towers 8% 58% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 3-4-5
b6 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR V. Wells N. Robertson -3% 54% Strikeout Looking
b6 1-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  TOR F. Thomas N. Robertson 4% 58% Walk
b6 1-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O TOR G. Zaun N. Robertson -4% 54% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b6 1-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TOR L. Overbay N. Robertson -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 1-1, Blue Jays' Josh Towers facing 4-5-6
t7 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET M. Ordonez J. Towers 4% 54% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 1-1 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O DET C. Guillen J. Towers 3% 57% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  DET I. Rodriguez J. Towers -2% 55% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t7 1-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O DET S. Casey J. Towers 4% 59% Groundout: P-2B-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 1-1, Tigers' Nate Robertson facing 7-8-9
b7 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  TOR R. Clayton N. Robertson 10% 70% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b7 1-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TOR A. Lind N. Robertson -7% 62% Flyball: CF
b7 1-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R TOR J. McDonald N. Robertson 18% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive); Clayton Scores; McDonald to 2B/Adv on throw
b7 2-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TOR A. Rios N. Robertson -3% 77% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b7 2-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TOR A. Hill N. Robertson -3% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Blue Jays' Josh Towers facing 8-9-1
t8 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET C. Monroe J. Towers 6% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET B. Inge J. Towers 4% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
Scott Downs replaces Josh Towers pitching
t8 1-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET C. Granderson S. Downs 3% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 2-1, Tigers' Joel Zumaya facing 3-4-5
Joel Zumaya replaces Nate Robertson pitching
b8 2-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR V. Wells J. Zumaya -2% 85% Flyball: RF
b8 2-1 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O TOR F. Thomas J. Zumaya -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR G. Zaun J. Zumaya -1% 83% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 2.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-2, Blue Jays' Shaun Marcum facing 2-3-4
Shaun Marcum replaces Scott Downs pitching
t9 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Polanco S. Marcum 8% 90% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t9 1-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET G. Sheffield S. Marcum 6% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 1-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET M. Ordonez S. Marcum 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 1, Blue Jays 2.

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