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Bats quiet in Tigers loss
Devil Rays 7, Tigers 1
Gary Sheffield's double on Wednesday was his 18th of the year. (Duane Burleson/AP)
 Polanco's solo homer
Chad Durbin, pressed into a spot start due to injuries on the Tigers' staff, pitched well in 4 2/3 innings. The Tigers offense, however, offered little in the way of support. Placido Polanco homered in the losing effort and Gary Sheffield had one hit in his first game back from injury.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (43-70)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 7, Detroit 1   DET
Detroit (63-50)
Lost 1
August 8, 2007
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Tampa Bay
2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0   7 16 0
Detroit
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 0
Standings thru 8/8/07  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Tigers Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B5230001.295
Crawford, LF4120102.312
Upton, CF3011102.323
Pena, 1B4012115.274
Young, RF4032012.296
Harris, 2B5010005.298
Gomes, DH5010033.265
Zobrist, SS4110101.163
Navarro, C5332002.201
Totals3971674523 

BATTING
2B: Crawford (27, Durbin), Navarro (12, Durbin).
HR: Navarro (5, 6th inning off McBride, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Iwamura 3; Crawford 3; Upton; Pena; Young 3; Harris; Gomes; Zobrist; Navarro 7.
RBI: Upton (53), Young 2 (59), Navarro 2 (25), Pena 2 (72).
2-out RBI: Young; Pena 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gomes 2; Harris 2; Pena; Young.
SF: Upton; Young.
GIDP: Harris; Navarro.
Team LOB: 11.

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4010012.299
Polanco, 2B4121020.348
Sheffield, DH4010012.290
Ordonez, RF4000021.351
Guillen, SS4000010.310
Rodriguez, C4010020.280
Casey, 1B3010000.293
Raburn, LF3000032.358
Inge, 3B3010012.242
Totals331710139 

BATTING
2B: Sheffield (18, Shields).
HR: Polanco (7, 4th inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Granderson; Polanco 5; Sheffield 2; Rodriguez; Casey; Inge.
RBI: Polanco (50).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez; Granderson; Sheffield.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Inge-Polanco-Casey, Guillen-Polanco-Casey).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields (W, 9-7)7.05110914.32
Glover 1.02000105.31
Balfour 1.00000309.00
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Durbin (L, 7-4)4.16332304.44
McBride 1.05220114.11
Grilli 2.02110005.89
Seay 0.22111103.16
Miner 1.01001002.77

WP: Shields.
IBB: Upton (by Seay).
Pitches-strikes: Shields 103-68, Glover 21-12, Balfour 14-9, Durbin 71-44, McBride 31-18, Grilli 23-15, Seay 23-13, Miner 13-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Shields 6-5, Glover 0-2, Balfour 0-0, Durbin 4-6, McBride 0-2, Grilli 3-3, Seay 1-0, Miner 3-0.
Batters faced: Shields 25, Glover 5, Balfour 3, Durbin 21, McBride 8, Grilli 7, Seay 5, Miner 4.
Inherited runners-scored: McBride 3-1, Grilli 2-0, Seay 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 37,777.

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