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Tavarez tames the Tigers
Miner, Tigers come up short
Zach Miner pitched well, making an emergency start in place of an ill Mike Maroth, allowing the Red Sox two runs over 5 1/3 innings. But the Tigers were able to plate only one run against Julian Tavarez and they fell in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
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Tigers Coverage
 Polanco's run scoring single
Red Sox 2, Tigers 1
Julio Lugo scores Boston's second run on Kevin Youkilis' single in the third inning. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Series at a glance:
Tavarez, Sox take Game 1
Julian Tavarez did more than expected against the Tigers in the first game of a twin bill. He saved the bullpen by going seven innings, and while he was at it, he allowed Detroit just one run on four hits to lead Boston to a win.
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 Ramirez's RBI single
 Youkilis' single drives in a run
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 17, 2007
Detroit (24-15)
Lost 1
Boston 2, Detroit 1   BOS
Boston (27-12)
Won 1
May 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 4 1
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 X   2 6 0
Standings thru 5/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
Granderson, CF4000023.272
Polanco, 2B3011100.327
Sheffield, DH3010112.243
Ordonez, RF4000004.333
Guillen, SS4010010.309
Rodriguez, C4000011.246
Casey, 1B4000000.229
Monroe, LF2100100.242
Inge, 3B2010110.227

TB: Polanco; Sheffield; Guillen; Inge.
RBI: Polanco (19).
2-out RBI: Polanco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sheffield; Ordonez 2.
GIDP: Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 6.

E: Guillen (8, fielding).

Lugo, SS4100010.252
Crisp, CF4110011.232
Ortiz, DH3000111.306
Ramirez, LF4021012.255
Youkilis, 1B4021011.338
Lowell, 3B3010004.317
Hinske, RF2000010.194
  a-Pena, PH-RF1000012.256
Mirabelli, C3000012.219
Cora, 2B3000000.370

a-Struck out for Hinske in the 6th.

TB: Crisp; Ramirez 2; Youkilis 2; Lowell.
RBI: Ramirez (25), Youkilis (19).
2-out RBI: Ramirez; Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell 2; Mirabelli 2.
Team LOB: 6.

DP: (Lugo-Cora-Youkilis).

Miner (L, 0-1)5.16211301.69
Byrdak 2.00000500.00
Mesa 0.200000011.57
Tavarez (W, 2-4)7.04114305.59
Okajima (H, 10)1.00000100.46
Papelbon (S, 11)1.00000201.26

WP: Byrdak.
Pitches-strikes: Miner 99-63, Byrdak 30-19, Mesa 13-9, Tavarez 104-60, Okajima 13-9, Papelbon 13-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Miner 5-8, Byrdak 1-0, Mesa 0-2, Tavarez 9-9, Okajima 0-2, Papelbon 1-0.
Batters faced: Miner 24, Byrdak 6, Mesa 2, Tavarez 28, Okajima 3, Papelbon 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Byrdak 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Dusty Dellinger. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 47 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 2:48.
Att: 36,767.

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