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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 22, 2007
Lumber comes alive for Tribe
Indians pick up Byrd
With Detroit leading by a pair, the Tribe scored four consecutive runs with two outs in the fourth inning and Franklin Gutierrez's three-run homer gave them a cushion that they would need, as they held off a furious rally by the Tigers to give Paul Byrd his 12th victory.
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 Gutierrez's three-run homer
 Post-game reaction to victory
Indians 11, Tigers 8
Franklin Gutierrez (right) hit a three-run homer, which ended up being the difference. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Verlander's night turns sour
Carlos Guillen picked his team up after the Indians scored in the first, slugging a three-run shot. With the lead, Justin Verlander was cruising, until he allowed four straight runs with two outs in the fourth and picked up the loss.
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 Guillen's three-run shot
CLE
Cleveland (69-56)
Won 1
Cleveland 11, Detroit 8   DET
Detroit (68-58)
Lost 1
August 22, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
1 0 0 4 3 0 0 3 0   11 16 1
Detroit
3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2   8 11 1
Standings thru 8/22/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Tigers Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, LF3220100.296
  a-Michaels, PH-LF2000002.265
Blake, 3B5121010.264
Sizemore, CF6121004.275
Martinez, 1B3111223.301
Hafner, DH5221005.254
Peralta, SS5120014.274
Gutierrez, RF4223101.282
Shoppach, C5012022.260
Cabrera, 2B5121012.290
Totals431116104723 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Lofton in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Lofton (18, Verlander), Gutierrez (6, Verlander), Sizemore (25, Byrdak), Hafner (17, Byrdak).
HR: Gutierrez (9, 5th inning off Miner, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Lofton 3; Blake 2; Sizemore 3; Martinez; Hafner 3; Peralta 2; Gutierrez 6; Shoppach; Cabrera 2.
RBI: Martinez (87), Cabrera (5), Blake (59), Sizemore (68), Gutierrez 3 (22), Hafner (72), Shoppach 2 (22).
2-out RBI: Cabrera; Blake; Sizemore; Shoppach 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta; Hafner; Martinez; Michaels; Cabrera 2.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Martinez (4, fielding).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4000122.286
Polanco, 2B4111111.341
Casey, 1B4110002.283
  1-Santiago, PR-SS10100001.000
Ordonez, RF4222102.352
Guillen, SS-1B5223014.305
Rodriguez, C5010033.279
Thames, DH4112011.247
Inge, 3B4000000.239
Maybin, LF4120020.267
Totals39811831015 


1-Ran for Casey in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Maybin 2 (2, Byrd, Lewis), Guillen (26, Byrd).
HR: Guillen (17, 1st inning off Byrd, 2 on, 2 out), Ordonez (24, 6th inning off Byrd, 0 on, 0 out), Thames (14, 6th inning off Byrd, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Polanco; Casey; Santiago; Ordonez 5; Guillen 6; Rodriguez; Thames 4; Maybin 4.
RBI: Guillen 3 (82), Ordonez 2 (113), Thames 2 (39), Polanco (52).
2-out RBI: Guillen 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thames; Casey; Guillen; Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Guillen (11, 3rd base off Byrd/Shoppach).

FIELDING
E: Granderson (5, fielding).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Byrd (W, 12-5)5.16632434.43
Perez (H, 8)1.01001201.84
Betancourt (H, 24)1.20000201.52
Lewis 0.14220103.95
Borowski (S, 35)0.20000105.44
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (L, 13-5)4.010771503.94
Miner 2.23111213.86
Byrdak 0.22331004.35
Durbin 1.21001004.72

Verlander pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

WP: Byrd, Verlander.
IBB: Martinez (by Byrdak), Gutierrez (by Durbin).
HBP: Blake (by Verlander).
Pitches-strikes: Byrd 78-50, Perez 19-12, Betancourt 23-17, Lewis 20-15, Borowski 11-6, Verlander 86-60, Miner 55-33, Byrdak 17-9, Durbin 32-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Byrd 2-10, Perez 0-1, Betancourt 0-3, Lewis 0-0, Borowski 0-1, Verlander 2-5, Miner 3-3, Byrdak 1-1, Durbin 2-3.
Batters faced: Byrd 25, Perez 5, Betancourt 5, Lewis 5, Borowski 2, Verlander 24, Miner 12, Byrdak 5, Durbin 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Betancourt 2-0, Borowski 2-0, Miner 2-2, Byrdak 2-0, Durbin 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 81 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:38.
Att: 40,914.

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