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A's are Pena's piñata in opener
A's drop third straight
Danny Haren couldn't keep Carlos Pena in the park, as the Oakland starter was taken deep twice by the Tigers slugger. The A's offense certainly felt the sting of the absence of Eric Chavez and Scott Hatteberg. The lineup generated just two hits.
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Tigers 4, Athletics 1
Detroit's Carlos Pena (right) is greeted by manager Alan Trammell after his three-run homer. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Robertson, Pena live large
Nate Robertson tossed eight innings of two-hit baseball, and the resurgent Carlos Pena went 3-for-4, smacking two homers and driving in all four runs against his former team. The win was the Tigers' fifth straight, bringing them within a game of the .500 mark.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 23, 2005
OAK
Oakland (68-56)
Lost 3
Detroit 4, Oakland 1   DET
Detroit (61-62)
Won 5
August 23, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 2 0
Detroit
0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 X   4 10 1
Standings through 8/23/05  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Tigers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C4000001.262
Kotsay, CF4000020.268
Crosby, SS4110020.282
Payton, LF3010011.264
Johnson, 1B2001001.308
Kielty, DH2000101.265
Ellis, 2B3000023.304
Swisher, RF3000011.253
Scutaro, 3B2000100.247
Totals27121288 

BATTING
2B: Crosby (23, Robertson).
TB: Crosby 2; Payton.
RBI: Johnson (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher.
SF: Johnson.
GIDP: Kendall; Ellis.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
DP: (Scutaro-Ellis-Johnson).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Polanco, 2B4020000.336
Shelton, 1B4000022.316
Rodriguez, C4110012.289
Ordonez, RF4110001.311
Pena, DH4234010.214
Monroe, LF4010011.284
Inge, 3B3010012.266
Infante, SS3010001.237
Granderson, CF3000012.279
Totals3341040711 

BATTING
2B: Polanco (19, Haren), Pena (5, Haren), Monroe (23, Haren).
HR: Pena 2 (8, 4th inning off Haren, 0 on, 2 out; 6th inning off Haren, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Polanco 3; Rodriguez; Ordonez; Pena 10; Monroe 2; Inge; Infante.
RBI: Pena 4 (24).
2-out RBI: Pena.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez; Infante; Inge; Granderson.
GIDP: Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Inge (19, fielding).
DP: 2 (Infante-Shelton, Inge-Polanco-Shelton).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Haren (L, 10-10)7.110440624.04
Rincon 0.10000105.08
Calero 0.10000003.63
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robertson (W, 6-10)8.02112603.85
Rodney (S, 6)1.00000202.40

WP: Robertson.
Pitches-strikes: Haren 111-85, Rincon 7-4, Calero 4-3, Robertson 116-75, Rodney 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Haren 10-6, Rincon 0-0, Calero 0-1, Robertson 13-5, Rodney 1-0.
Batters faced: Haren 31, Rincon 1, Calero 1, Robertson 27, Rodney 3.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Terry Craft. 2B: Rick Reed. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 2:18.
Att: 24,467.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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