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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 23, 2007
Tigers slide past Braves
Verlander dominant in win
Tigers starter Justin Verlander limited the Braves to one run, while fanning 11 in seven innings, to notch his fourth consecutive win in the month of June. Shortstop Carlos Guillen provided most of the offensive punch for the Tigers, scoring both Detroit runs and going deep in the fourth inning for his 12th home run of the season.
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 Verlander's 11th strikeout
 Guillen's homer
Tigers 2, Braves 1
Carlos Guillen slides home safely in the second with the first run of the game. (Gregory Smith/AP)
Series at a glance:
Braves' bats stay cool
Chipper Jones snapped Atlanta's 31-inning scoreless drought with a homer in the fourth, but the Braves couldn't get much else going offensively against Justin Verlander.
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 Chipper's homer
 Cox's ejection
DET
Detroit (44-29)
Won 6
Detroit 2, Atlanta 1   ATL
Atlanta (38-37)
Lost 4
June 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
Atlanta
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
Standings thru 6/23/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Braves Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5000045.291
Polanco, 2B4000000.337
Sheffield, LF3010100.293
Ordonez, RF4010011.381
Guillen, SS3221112.322
Rodriguez, C3000013.286
Casey, 1B4021000.286
Inge, 3B2000201.252
Verlander, P2000023.000
  Byrdak, P0000000.000
  Rodney, P0000000.000
  a-Infante, PH1000001.316
  Jones, P0000000.000
Totals312624916 

a-Grounded out for Rodney in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Casey (17, Wickman).
HR: Guillen (12, 4th inning off Davies, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sheffield; Ordonez; Guillen 5; Casey 3.
RBI: Casey (27), Guillen (53).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson 4; Rodriguez 2.
S: Verlander.
GIDP: Ordonez.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ordonez (2, 2nd base off Soriano/McCann), Sheffield (8, 2nd base off Soriano/McCann).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Harris, LF3010010.379
  b-Diaz, PH-LF1010000.342
Johnson, 2B4000032.274
Renteria, SS3000112.329
Jones, C, 3B4111022.321
McCann, C4000010.250
Francoeur, RF4020000.276
Jones, A, CF2000202.198
Thorman, 1B4000024.232
Davies, P2000020.190
  Yates, P0000000.000
  a-Saltalamacchia, PH1000011.310
  Soriano, P0000000.000
  Wickman, P0000000.000
Totals3215131313 

a-Struck out for Yates in the 7th. b-Doubled for Harris in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Diaz (7, Byrdak).
HR: Jones, C (13, 4th inning off Verlander, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Harris; Diaz 2; Jones, C 4; Francoeur 2.
RBI: Jones, C (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thorman; Renteria; Jones, C.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Harris (10, 2nd base off Verlander/Rodriguez).

FIELDING
DP: (Johnson-Renteria-Thorman).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (W, 9-2)7.041121112.78
Byrdak (H, 6)0.11000103.38
Rodney (H, 6)0.20000005.40
Jones (S, 18)1.00001105.46
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Davies (L, 3-7)6.13223615.42
Yates 0.20001003.34
Soriano 1.02000203.03
Wickman 1.01000103.38

Balk: Verlander.
HBP: Rodriguez (by Davies).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 110-71, Byrdak 6-5, Rodney 8-6, Jones 18-11, Davies 104-62, Yates 8-4, Soriano 23-15, Wickman 13-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 3-7, Byrdak 0-0, Rodney 1-1, Jones 1-1, Davies 7-6, Yates 2-0, Soriano 0-1, Wickman 2-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 27, Byrdak 2, Rodney 2, Jones 4, Davies 25, Yates 3, Soriano 5, Wickman 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Rodney 1-0.
EjectionsAtlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox ejected by HP umpire Chad Fairchild. (9th); Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann ejected by HP umpire Chad Fairchild. (9th).
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 95 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:51.
Att: 49,074.

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