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Clutch hits elude Oakland
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Tigers 5, Athletics 1
Barry Zito's night came undone after retiring the first eight batters. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
 Zito's postgame comments: 350K
 Macha's postgame comments: 350K
 Loaiza on his Game 2 start: 350K
 Macha's pregame comments: 350K
 Payton drives in a run
 Macha on the A's missed chances
 Zito on his Game 1 performance
The A's suffered their first loss of the postseason, grounding into four double plays and going 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position against the Tigers in Game 1. Barry Zito struggled on the mound, lasting just 3 2/3 innings and allowing all five runs.
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DET
October 10, 2006
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Detroit
0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   5 11 1
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 8 1
OAK
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5120002.400
Polanco, 2B4011103.250
Casey, 1B3010102.333
  Santiago, SS1000001.000
Ordonez, RF4011102.250
Guillen, SS-1B5010014.200
Rodriguez, C5121011.400
Monroe, LF4000103.000
Thames, DH4100013.000
Inge, 3B32321001.000
Totals3851155321 

BATTING
2B: Granderson (1, Zito), Inge (1, Zito).
HR: Inge (1, 3rd inning off Zito, 0 on, 2 out), Rodriguez (1, 4th inning off Zito, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Granderson 3; Polanco; Casey; Ordonez; Guillen; Rodriguez 5; Inge 7.
RBI: Inge 2 (2), Ordonez (1), Rodriguez (1), Polanco (1).
2-out RBI: Inge; Ordonez; Polanco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen 2; Ordonez; Casey 2; Thames.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Guillen (1, fielding).
DP: 4 (Polanco-Guillen-Casey 2, Guillen-Polanco-Casey, Guillen-Santiago-Rodney).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C3010201.333
Kotsay, CF4010004.250
Bradley, RF4120003.500
Thomas, DH3000103.000
Payton, LF4021002.500
Chavez, 3B3010112.333
Swisher, 1B3000125.000
Scutaro, SS4000016.000
Jimenez, 2B4010011.250
Totals321815527 

BATTING
2B: Payton 2 (2, Robertson, Rodney), Bradley (1, Zumaya).
TB: Kendall; Kotsay; Bradley 3; Payton 4; Chavez; Jimenez.
RBI: Payton (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton; Scutaro 3; Bradley; Kendall.
GIDP: Scutaro; Bradley; Kotsay 2.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Jimenez (1, throw).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robertson (W, 1-0)5.06003400.00
Rodney 2.01001100.00
Zumaya 1.01110009.00
Jones 1.00001000.00
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito (L, 0-1)3.275530212.27
Gaudin 1.21000100.00
Kennedy 0.21000000.00
Calero 1.02000000.00
Blanton 2.00002200.00

Pitches-strikes: Robertson 86-53, Rodney 33-21, Zumaya 14-10, Jones 12-6, Zito 92-49, Gaudin 23-16, Kennedy 12-8, Calero 24-16, Blanton 31-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Robertson 8-3, Rodney 3-2, Zumaya 2-1, Jones 1-2, Zito 8-3, Gaudin 3-1, Kennedy 2-0, Calero 1-2, Blanton 1-3.
Batters faced: Robertson 21, Rodney 8, Zumaya 4, Jones 4, Zito 21, Gaudin 6, Kennedy 3, Calero 5, Blanton 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Gaudin 2-0, Kennedy 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Chuck Meriwether. LF: Gary Cederstrom. RF: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 3:20.
Att: 35,655.

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