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Justin just not fair
Bats back Verlander's gem
The way he was pitching, righty Justin Verlander didn't need much support, but Detroit's hitters gave him plenty, including a three-run homer by Magglio Ordonez and a solo shot from Brandon Inge. The young hurler held Boston to just two runs in 7 2/3 strong innings.
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 Inge's homer
 Ordonez's three-run homer
 Rodriguez's RBI double
Tigers 7, Red Sox 2
Justin Verlander fanned seven and didn't issue a walk en route to his third straight victory. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Series at a glance:
Homers hurt Wakefield
Tim Wakefield's knuckleball had been dancing of late, but not against the Tigers, who touched him for five runs over seven-plus frames. Offensively, the Sox managed just a first-inning RBI single by J.D. Drew and a solo homer by Kevin Youkilis in the eighth.
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 Youkilis' homer
 Drew's RBI single
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 15, 2007
NYY
CWS
PPD
DET
Detroit (24-14)
Won 1
Detroit 7, Boston 2   BOS
Boston (26-12)
Lost 1
May 15, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0   7 12 0
Boston
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 8 0
Standings thru 5/15/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5120010.280
Polanco, 2B4000111.327
Sheffield, DH4210101.241
Ordonez, RF5123012.343
Guillen, SS4000002.311
Rodriguez, C4131000.254
Monroe, LF4111022.246
Thames, 1B3000011.200
  Casey, 1B1011000.237
Inge, 3B4121011.222
Totals3871272710 

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez (7, Donnelly).
HR: Inge (6, 3rd inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 1 out), Ordonez (8, 3rd inning off Wakefield, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Granderson 2; Sheffield; Ordonez 5; Rodriguez 4; Monroe; Casey; Inge 5.
RBI: Inge (14), Ordonez 3 (37), Rodriguez (16), Monroe (25), Casey (6).
2-out RBI: Ordonez 3; Rodriguez; Monroe; Casey.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Monroe.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Granderson (6, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4000010.258
Youkilis, 1B4221000.333
Ortiz, DH4010011.312
Ramirez, LF4010011.248
Drew, RF3011011.250
  Hinske, RF1010000.206
Lowell, 3B4010013.316
Crisp, CF4010011.231
Mirabelli, C4000012.241
Cora, 2B3000010.392
Totals35282089 

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (16, Verlander), Hinske (3, Rodney).
HR: Youkilis (4, 8th inning off Verlander, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Youkilis 5; Ortiz 2; Ramirez; Drew; Hinske 2; Lowell; Crisp.
RBI: Drew (13), Youkilis (18).
2-out RBI: Drew; Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Drew; Mirabelli.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ramirez (Rodriguez at home).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (W, 4-1)7.26220712.76
Rodney 1.12000104.74
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (L, 4-4)7.09551422.41
Donnelly 0.23220002.61
Snyder 1.10001301.98

Wakefield pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Verlander, Wakefield.
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 120-79, Rodney 22-15, Wakefield 105-72, Donnelly 20-13, Snyder 27-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 8-8, Rodney 2-1, Wakefield 8-8, Donnelly 0-2, Snyder 0-1.
Batters faced: Verlander 29, Rodney 6, Wakefield 30, Donnelly 5, Snyder 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Donnelly 1-1, Snyder 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 80 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:45.
Att: 37,031.

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