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Sheffield cooks up sweep
Trachsel solid in loss
Steve Trachsel became the Orioles' first pitcher since April 12 to advance into at least the seventh when he gave up three runs in seven innings on Wednesday. The Orioles had seven hits, but couldn't get a big one when they needed it in a loss to the Tigers.
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 Payton's RBI double
Tigers 3, Orioles 2
Gary Sheffield went 4-for-4 with a home run and a stolen base on Wednesday. (Paul Sancya/AP)
Series at a glance:
Tigers win fourth straight
Nate Robertson retired 10 of the final 13 batters he faced in 6 2/3 innings, and Todd Jones recorded his 10th save of the season. Gary Sheffield had a four-hit game, including a home run, and Craig Monroe's solo shot made the difference.
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 Sheffield's stolen base
 Monroe's HR
 Sheffield's HR
 Sheffield's RBI single
 Jones ends game
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 02, 2007
Baltimore (12-16)
Lost 4
Detroit 3, Baltimore 2   DET
Detroit (16-11)
Won 4
May 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 X   3 9 0
Standings thru 5/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Tigers Stats
Roberts, 2B4110002.257
Payton, LF4011011.256
Tejada, SS4020022.345
Hernandez, C2000202.300
Mora, 3B3001101.243
Millar, DH3010003.225
  a-Gibbons, PH-DH1000001.185
Markakis, RF3000121.239
Gomez, 1B3010002.303
  b-Huff, PH1000010.231
Patterson, CF3110011.230

a-Flied out for Millar in the 8th. b-Struck out for Gomez in the 9th.

2B: Payton (2, Robertson).
TB: Roberts; Payton 2; Tejada 2; Millar; Gomez; Patterson.
RBI: Payton (2), Mora (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton.
S: Patterson.
GIDP: Millar; Hernandez.
Team LOB: 7.

DP: 2 (Tejada-Gomez, Hernandez-Roberts-Gomez).
Pickoffs: Trachsel (Monroe at 1st base).

Granderson, CF3100102.255
Polanco, 2B4000001.363
Sheffield, DH4142000.226
Ordonez, RF4010013.337
Rodriguez, C4000012.270
Casey, 1B2010100.210
Monroe, LF3111002.200
Inge, 3B3010001.165
Infante, SS3010010.259

HR: Sheffield (3, 1st inning off Trachsel, 0 on, 2 out), Monroe (3, 6th inning off Trachsel, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Sheffield 7; Ordonez; Casey; Monroe 4; Inge; Infante.
RBI: Sheffield 2 (10), Monroe (16).
2-out RBI: Sheffield 2; Monroe.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson; Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Granderson (4, 2nd base off Trachsel/Hernandez), Sheffield (5, 2nd base off Trachsel/Hernandez).
CS: Monroe (2, 2nd base by Trachsel/Hernandez), Sheffield (2, 2nd base by Ray/Hernandez).
PO: Monroe (1st base by Trachsel).

DP: 2 (Infante-Polanco-Casey, Polanco-Infante-Casey).

Trachsel (L, 1-3)7.08332124.08
Ray 1.01000204.72
Robertson (W, 3-1)6.27223302.48
Grilli (H, 2)0.10000105.40
Rodney (H, 1)1.00001105.02
Jones (S, 10)1.00000203.21

WP: Trachsel.
Pitches-strikes: Trachsel 102-61, Ray 21-13, Robertson 107-66, Grilli 5-3, Rodney 17-11, Jones 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Trachsel 9-10, Ray 0-0, Robertson 10-7, Grilli 0-0, Rodney 0-2, Jones 0-1.
Batters faced: Trachsel 29, Ray 3, Robertson 28, Grilli 1, Rodney 4, Jones 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Grilli 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Muchlinski. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 63 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:39.
Att: 29,278.

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