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Miner, Tigers come up short
Red Sox 2, Tigers 1
Zach Miner struck out three and walked only one batter in Game 1. (Elise Amendola/AP)
 Polanco's run scoring single
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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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 17, 2007
DET
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 
Detroit
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 4 1
Boston
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 X   2 6 0
Standings thru 5/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
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
Totals301414610 

BATTING
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.

FIELDING
E: Guillen (8, fielding).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
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
Totals312621813 

a-Struck out for Hinske in the 6th.

BATTING
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.

FIELDING
DP: (Lugo-Cora-Youkilis).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Miner (L, 0-1)5.16211301.69
Byrdak 2.00000500.00
Mesa 0.200000011.57
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
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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