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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 15, 2007
Just enough to get by
Tigers hold on after big first
The Tigers loaded the bases in the first inning and Ivan Rodriguez cleared them with a double. It looked like the offense might be breaking out, but instead the bats went cold for the rest of the night. Fortunately for the Tigers, the four-run first was enough for a win and enough to pick up a game in the race for the Wild Card.
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 Rodriguez's three-run double
Tigers 4, Twins 3
Ivan Rodriguez hits a three-run double in the first inning on Saturday. (Eric Miller/AP)
Series at a glance:
Santana loses solid outing
Johan Santana had a rough start, giving up four runs to the Tigers for the first time in his career and doing it all in the first inning. For the next seven Santana settled in to dominate the Tigers as the offense clawed its way back, but the output was not enough in the Twins' loss.
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 Punto scores on botched double play
Detroit (82-67)
Won 4
Detroit 4, Minnesota 3   MIN
Minnesota (72-76)
Lost 3
September 15, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 6 1
0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0   3 6 0
Standings thru 9/15/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Twins Stats
Raburn, LF4110012.300
  Santiago, SS0000000.227
Polanco, 2B4110001.341
Sheffield, DH4000013.269
Ordonez, RF2100200.356
Guillen, SS-1B3111011.295
Rodriguez, C4013002.284
Thames, 1B3000011.242
  Granderson, CF0000100.301
Inge, 3B4010023.242
Clevlen, CF-LF4010033.125

2B: Rodriguez (29, Santana), Inge (23, Santana).
TB: Raburn; Polanco; Guillen; Rodriguez 2; Inge 2; Clevlen.
RBI: Guillen (95), Rodriguez 3 (61).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge; Raburn; Clevlen.
GIDP: Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 5.

E: Miner (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Polanco-Santiago-Guillen, Bazardo-Guillen-Thames).

Bartlett, SS4011101.271
Kubel, LF3010101.267
Mauer, C4000005.291
Hunter, CF4000010.290
Morneau, 1B4000010.278
Cuddyer, RF2010110.273
Jones, DH2000022.164
  a-LeCroy, PH-DH1000001.333
  b-Tyner, PH-DH1000000.292
Rodriguez, 2B4110000.217
Punto, 3B3220001.202
  c-Buscher, PH0000100.294
  1-Casilla, PR0000000.241

a-Grounded out for Jones in the 6th. b-Flied out for LeCroy in the 9th. c-Walked for Punto in the 9th.
1-Ran for Buscher in the 9th.

2B: Rodriguez (5, Bazardo), Cuddyer (26, Seay).
TB: Bartlett; Kubel; Cuddyer 2; Rodriguez 2; Punto 2.
RBI: Bartlett (42).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mauer; LeCroy.
GIDP: Mauer 2.
Team LOB: 7.

SB: Punto (16, 2nd base off Miner/Rodriguez).

DP: (Rodriguez-Bartlett-Morneau).

Bazardo 4.24222203.24
Seay 1.01000202.53
Miner (H, 9)0.21101002.94
Zumaya (W, 2-3)1.20000103.94
Jones (S, 36)1.00001004.25
Santana (L, 15-12)8.06442703.14
Guerrier 1.00001202.29

WP: Bazardo.
IBB: Granderson (by Guerrier).
HBP: Cuddyer (by Bazardo), Guillen (by Guerrier).
Pitches-strikes: Bazardo 87-50, Seay 18-13, Miner 24-13, Zumaya 14-11, Jones 17-11, Santana 107-77, Guerrier 20-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bazardo 8-4, Seay 1-0, Miner 2-0, Zumaya 3-1, Jones 1-2, Santana 10-7, Guerrier 1-0.
Batters faced: Bazardo 20, Seay 4, Miner 5, Zumaya 4, Jones 4, Santana 31, Guerrier 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Seay 1-0, Miner 1-0, Zumaya 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 69 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:53.
Att: 35,230.

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