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Slump buster beats Blue Jays
Inge ignites Tigers
Brandon Inge, who entered the game with a .040 batting average, had two hits, including a solo home run, and three RBIs, leading the Tigers over the Blue Jays. Left-hander Mike Maroth allowed two runs in six innings en route to his second win of the season.
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 Inge hits a solo shot
 Guillen's RBI double
Tigers 5, Blue Jays 4
Detroit's Brandon Inge returns to the dugout after his home run on Thursday night. (Aaron Harris/AP)
Series at a glance:
Jays edged in opener
Right-hander Tomo Ohka yielded five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits over six innings, and the Blue Jays' rally fell just short in their loss to the Tigers. Second baseman Aaron Hill connected on a two-run homer for Toronto.
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 Hill hits one out
 Overbay hits an RBI double
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 12, 2007
SEA
BOS
PPD
DET
Detroit (6-3)
Won 3
Detroit 5, Toronto 4   TOR
Toronto (5-4)
Lost 1
April 12, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0   5 9 0
Toronto
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0   4 12 2
Standings thru 4/12/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4000133.250
Polanco, 2B5020002.375
Sheffield, RF3010202.125
Ordonez, DH5110024.229
Guillen, SS4111102.294
Casey, 1B4220002.233
Monroe, LF4001001.233
Rabelo, C4000002.000
Inge, 3B3123000.107
Totals365954518 

BATTING
2B: Ordonez (3, Ohka), Guillen (4, Ohka), Polanco (1, Marcum).
HR: Inge (1, 3rd inning off Ohka, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Polanco 3; Sheffield; Ordonez 2; Guillen 2; Casey 2; Inge 5.
RBI: Inge 3 (3), Guillen (3), Monroe (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Polanco; Casey; Guillen.
SF: Inge.
GIDP: Sheffield.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sheffield (1, 2nd base off Accardo/Zaun).

FIELDING
DP: (Guillen-Polanco-Casey).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rios, RF5020013.333
Stairs, LF4010123.200
Wells, CF5010013.297
Thomas, DH4000113.229
Glaus, 3B1000003.333
  McDonald, 3B2120000.500
  a-Smith, PH-3B0100100.333
Hill, 2B4222011.400
Zaun, C3021000.259
Clayton, SS4000002.308
Phillips, 1B3010000.500
  b-Overbay, PH-1B1011000.243
Totals3641243618 

a-Walked for McDonald in the 8th. b-Doubled for Phillips in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Wells (5, Maroth), McDonald (1, Maroth), Zaun (2, Maroth), Overbay (5, Zumaya).
HR: Hill (2, 4th inning off Maroth, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Rios 2; Stairs; Wells 2; McDonald 3; Hill 5; Zaun 3; Phillips; Overbay 2.
RBI: Hill 2 (11), Zaun (7), Overbay (5).
2-out RBI: Overbay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thomas; Stairs; Rios.
SF: Zaun.
GIDP: Glaus.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Hill (4, fielding), Ohka (1, throw).
DP: (McDonald-Phillips).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maroth (W, 2-0)6.09222214.91
Mesa (H, 1)1.022212015.43
Zumaya (S, 1)2.01000201.35
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ohka (L, 0-1)6.08541217.84
Accardo 1.00002100.00
Zambrano 1.00000003.00
Downs 0.10000100.00
Marcum 0.21001103.86

Mesa pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Zumaya.
IBB: Guillen (by Accardo).
Pitches-strikes: Maroth 108-60, Mesa 26-14, Zumaya 27-19, Ohka 86-55, Accardo 19-7, Zambrano 12-8, Downs 3-3, Marcum 16-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Maroth 10-5, Mesa 0-1, Zumaya 2-2, Ohka 9-7, Accardo 2-0, Zambrano 1-2, Downs 0-0, Marcum 1-0.
Batters faced: Maroth 27, Mesa 6, Zumaya 7, Ohka 28, Accardo 5, Zambrano 3, Downs 1, Marcum 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Zumaya 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:58.
Att: 20,416.

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