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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 11, 2007
Aces high: Verlander prevails
A's, Haren drop tough one
Ace righty Dan Haren was narrowly bested by fellow All-Star Justin Verlander, but was ultimately taken down by homers hit by Marcus Thames and Magglio Ordonez. Jack Cust and Shannon Stewart continued their hot hitting, picking up RBI singles in the losing effort.
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 Stewart's RBI single
Tigers 5, Athletics 2
Justin Verlander surrendered two runs in six-plus innings on Saturday night. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Long balls provide margin
Home runs from Marcus Thames and American League MVP candidate Magglio Ordonez were just enough for the Tigers to get by the A's. Justin Verlander pitched well, allowing just two runs in six-plus innings in what was his best start since a tough stretch in July.
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 Thames' solo homer
 Inge's RBI triple
 Ordonez's two-run homer
OAK
Oakland (56-61)
Lost 1
Detroit 5, Oakland 2   DET
Detroit (64-52)
Won 1
August 11, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 7 1
Detroit
1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 X   5 12 1
Standings thru 8/11/07  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Tigers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Buck, RF3110202.289
Stewart, LF4021101.301
Swisher, 1B5010014.248
Cust, DH4011026.265
Ellis, 2B4000028.263
Scutaro, 3B4000012.237
Kotsay, CF4000000.217
Murphy, SS4010030.250
Suzuki, C3110011.239
  a-Piazza, PH1000010.285
  Bowen, C0000000.222
Totals3627231124 

a-Struck out for Suzuki in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Suzuki (6, Verlander), Murphy (7, Verlander).
TB: Buck; Stewart 2; Swisher; Cust; Murphy 2; Suzuki 2.
RBI: Cust (60), Stewart (36).
2-out RBI: Cust.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellis 3; Suzuki; Buck; Scutaro.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Scutaro (10, throw).
DP: (Ellis-Murphy-Swisher).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5010013.299
Thames, LF4121010.265
Sheffield, DH3100102.289
Ordonez, RF4132002.355
Guillen, SS4000012.307
Rodriguez, C4120000.279
Casey, 1B4120002.292
Raburn, 2B3010011.333
  Infante, 2B0001000.263
Inge, 3B4011012.242
Totals3551251514 

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez (22, Haren).
3B: Inge (2, Casilla).
HR: Thames (13, 1st inning off Haren, 0 on, 1 out), Ordonez (19, 6th inning off Haren, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Granderson; Thames 5; Ordonez 6; Rodriguez 3; Casey 2; Raburn; Inge 3.
RBI: Thames (37), Ordonez 2 (98), Infante (16), Inge (52).
2-out RBI: Inge.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson 2; Raburn; Ordonez.
SF: Infante.
GIDP: Casey.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Casey (2, throw).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Haren (L, 13-4)6.19331422.53
Casilla 1.13220103.34
Marshall 0.10000005.57
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (W, 12-4)6.07223703.58
Seay (H, 9)0.10000103.03
Lopez (H, 1)0.20000104.05
Rodney (H, 8)1.00000204.73
Jones (S, 31)1.00000004.47

Verlander pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Haren 109-77, Casilla 27-18, Marshall 3-2, Verlander 114-68, Seay 4-3, Lopez 10-7, Rodney 18-11, Jones 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Haren 9-6, Casilla 0-3, Marshall 1-0, Verlander 2-9, Seay 0-0, Lopez 0-1, Rodney 0-1, Jones 1-2.
Batters faced: Haren 29, Casilla 7, Marshall 1, Verlander 30, Seay 1, Lopez 2, Rodney 3, Jones 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Casilla 2-0, Marshall 1-0, Seay 2-0, Lopez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 42,016.

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