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Rogers toast of the town
Oakland falls into 3-0 hole
Rich Harden battled through wildness to toss 5 2/3 solid innings, but the damage was done early as the A's were again unable to solve the Tigers. Oakland managed just two hits in the game and Frank Thomas stayed without a base knock in the series.
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 Kotsay's two great catches
 Harden's postgame interview
Tigers 3, Athletics 0
Kenny Rogers continues to baffle hitters for the Tigers in the playoffs. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Tigers roll in chilly Detroit
Kenny Rogers remained in a nearly unhittable zone, and Tigers hitters did enough in winter-like temperatures to put Detroit one win away from polishing off the A's. With his superb Game 3 start, Rogers has tossed 15 straight scoreless innings in the playoffs.
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 Monroe's home run
 Inge's great catch
 Ordonez drives in a run
 Polanco's RBI single
October 13, 2006
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X   3 6 0
Kendall, C4010000.250
Kotsay, CF4000011.333
Bradley, RF4000021.462
Thomas, DH2000010.000
Payton, LF3000012.273
Chavez, 3B3000010.200
Swisher, 1B1000200.000
Scutaro, SS3010002.091
Jimenez, 2B2000002.222
  a-Kielty, PH1000001.000
  Kiger, 2B0000000.000

a-Grounded into a double play for Jimenez in the 8th.

TB: Kendall; Scutaro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton.
GIDP: Jimenez; Kielty.
Team LOB: 3.

DP: (Swisher-Scutaro-Harden).

Granderson, CF1100301.364
Monroe, LF3221113.400
Polanco, 2B4021002.500
Ordonez, RF4001004.154
Guillen, 1B4000004.154
Rodriguez, C4000011.167
Infante, DH2010110.500
  a-Gomez, PH-DH1010000.600
Inge, 3B3000123.333
Santiago, SS3000103.000

a-Singled for Infante in the 8th.

2B: Polanco (1, Harden).
HR: Monroe (1, 5th inning off Harden, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Monroe 5; Polanco 3; Infante; Gomez.
RBI: Polanco (2), Ordonez (2), Monroe (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Monroe 2; Rodriguez; Granderson; Guillen.
GIDP: Guillen.
Team LOB: 9.

SB: Granderson (1, 2nd base off Gaudin/Kendall), Infante (1, 2nd base off Harden/Kendall).

DP: 2 (Inge-Polanco-Guillen, Polanco-Santiago-Guillen).

Harden (L, 0-1)5.25335414.76
Gaudin 1.00002000.00
Kennedy 0.10000000.00
Calero 1.01000100.00
Rogers (W, 1-0)7.12002600.00
Rodney (H, 2)0.20000000.00
Jones (S, 2)1.00000000.00

HBP: Thomas (by Rogers).
Pitches-strikes: Harden 105-56, Gaudin 22-11, Kennedy 3-2, Calero 18-11, Rogers 97-63, Rodney 4-3, Jones 10-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Harden 6-7, Gaudin 2-1, Kennedy 1-0, Calero 1-1, Rogers 10-6, Rodney 2-0, Jones 3-0.
Batters faced: Harden 26, Gaudin 5, Kennedy 1, Calero 4, Rogers 26, Rodney 1, Jones 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Gaudin 1-0, Kennedy 2-0, Rodney 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Mike Reilly. LF: Jerry Crawford. RF: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 41 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 26 mph, R to L.
T: 2:57.
Att: 41,669.

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