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Pronk to the rescue
Not Verlander's night
Craig Monroe got things started with a home run in the second, and the Tigers would add three runs in the next inning. Justin Verlander had one of his roughest outings of the year though, allowing seven runs over five-plus innings. Gary Sheffield was ejected.
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Indians 11, Tigers 5
Travis Hafner was 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a two-run single and a pair of walks. (Mark Duncan/AP)
Series at a glance:
Sabathia aided by offense
C.C. Sabathia struggled early, allowing four runs by the end of third inning. Travis Hafner picked him up though, smashing a two-run home run and adding a two-run single in the fifth, before Victor Martinez hit the go-ahead home run driving Hafner home.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 31, 2007
DET
Detroit (30-23)
Lost 2
Cleveland 11, Detroit 5   CLE
Cleveland (33-19)
Won 2
May 31, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0   5 10 1
Cleveland
2 0 0 0 4 1 0 4 X   11 13 0
Standings thru 5/31/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Indians Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rodriguez, C5120002.280
Polanco, 2B4110002.328
Sheffield, DH3111001.268
  a-Casey, PH-DH1110000.273
Ordonez, RF4001003.345
Thames, 1B4022000.254
Monroe, LF4111012.239
Infante, 3B4010012.305
Perez, SS3000111.182
Granderson, CF4010002.280
Totals3651051315 

a-Doubled for Sheffield in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez (12, Sabathia), Sheffield (8, Sabathia), Casey (11, Sabathia).
HR: Monroe (8, 2nd inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Rodriguez 3; Polanco; Sheffield 2; Casey 2; Thames 2; Monroe 4; Infante; Granderson.
RBI: Monroe (30), Sheffield (30), Ordonez (49), Thames 2 (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez; Infante.
GIDP: Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Thames (1, 2nd base off Sabathia/Martinez).

FIELDING
E: Byrdak (1, fielding).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4222122.274
Blake, 3B5220014.274
Hafner, DH3224202.276
Martinez, C4113012.306
Nixon, RF4010124.272
  1-Gutierrez, PR-RF0100000.200
Peralta, SS4120111.292
Dellucci, LF4110124.239
Garko, 1B4021001.338
Barfield, 2B5101015.231
Totals3711131161025 


1-Ran for Nixon in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Sizemore (2, Mesa).
HR: Hafner (10, 1st inning off Verlander, 1 on, 1 out), Martinez (9, 5th inning off Verlander, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Sizemore 4; Blake 2; Hafner 5; Martinez 4; Nixon; Peralta 2; Dellucci; Garko 2.
RBI: Hafner 4 (40), Martinez 3 (44), Garko (21), Barfield (26), Sizemore 2 (28).
2-out RBI: Sizemore 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta; Nixon; Barfield; Dellucci 2; Hafner 2; Blake.
SF: Martinez.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
DP: (Peralta-Barfield-Garko).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (L, 5-2)5.08773623.44
Byrdak 2.01002302.53
Mesa 1.044411012.34
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (W, 8-1)7.110551213.78
Betancourt (H, 11)0.20000001.61
Perez, R 1.00000100.00

Verlander pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Verlander 2.
HBP: Sizemore (by Verlander), Garko (by Verlander), Blake (by Verlander).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 107-57, Byrdak 42-26, Mesa 22-13, Sabathia 104-68, Betancourt 6-6, Perez, R 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 6-3, Byrdak 2-1, Mesa 1-1, Sabathia 10-10, Betancourt 0-2, Perez, R 1-1.
Batters faced: Verlander 29, Byrdak 10, Mesa 8, Sabathia 32, Betancourt 2, Perez, R 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Byrdak 2-1, Betancourt 1-0.
EjectionsDetroit Tigers designated hitter Gary Sheffield ejected by HP umpire Greg Gibson. (5th).
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 83 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:11.
Att: 30,038.

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