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Baker struggles early
Tigers 6, Twins 4
Scott Baker gave up four runs on eight hits in seven innings on Sunday. (Paul Battaglia/AP)
 Tyner's RBI triple
For the second straight day, a Twins starter struggled early on, and the offense couldn't bail him out. Scott Baker gave up four runs before settling in, but the damage was already done. The Twins made it close by loading the bases in both the eighth and ninth innings, but they never got the hit they needed to break through.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (83-67)
Won 5
Detroit 6, Minnesota 4   MIN
Minnesota (72-77)
Lost 4
September 16, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0   6 11 2
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1   4 7 2
Standings thru 9/16/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Twins Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5121002.301
Polanco, 2B5010001.340
Sheffield, DH3210111.269
Ordonez, RF4020002.357
Guillen, 1B4111003.295
Rodriguez, C3001010.282
Perez, LF4120000.433
  1-Clevlen, PR-LF0000000.125
Santiago, SS3110001.234
Inge, 3B3011011.243
Totals3461141311 


1-Ran for Perez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ordonez (49, Baker), Sheffield (20, Baker), Guillen (30, Neshek), Perez (7, Neshek).
HR: Granderson (22, 1st inning off Baker, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Granderson 5; Polanco; Sheffield 2; Ordonez 3; Guillen 2; Perez 3; Santiago; Inge.
RBI: Granderson (72), Inge (66), Guillen (96), Rodriguez (62).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen; Polanco; Granderson; Santiago.
S: Inge; Santiago.
SF: Rodriguez.
GIDP: Guillen; Granderson.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Inge (9, 2nd base off Baker/Heintz), Granderson (23, 2nd base off Baker/Heintz).

FIELDING
E: Byrdak (2, throw), Perez (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Perez (Buscher at home).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tyner, LF4111101.291
Kubel, DH5000033.263
Hunter, CF5010012.290
Morneau, 1B3000210.277
Cuddyer, RF4100113.271
Buscher, 3B1002200.288
  1-Casilla, PR-2B0000000.241
Heintz, C3010011.234
  a-Mauer, PH-C1000013.290
Rodriguez, 2B-3B4120000.225
Punto, SS4121012.205
Totals344746915 

a-Struck out for Heintz in the 8th.
1-Ran for Buscher in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Punto (16, Jurrjens).
3B: Tyner (2, Jurrjens), Rodriguez (1, Jones).
TB: Tyner 3; Hunter; Heintz; Rodriguez 4; Punto 3.
RBI: Tyner (22), Buscher 2 (7), Punto (23).
2-out RBI: Buscher.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hunter; Punto; Mauer 2; Cuddyer 2.
SF: Buscher.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Baker (2, throw), Morneau (5, fielding).
DP: 2 (Punto-Morneau, Casilla-Punto-Morneau).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jurrjens (W, 3-1)5.12111602.84
Byrdak (H, 8)1.22211003.69
Rodney 0.20002104.24
Zumaya (H, 7)0.10001103.90
Jones (S, 37)1.03111104.33
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Baker (L, 9-8)7.08430314.15
Neshek 0.22221002.94
Cali 0.10000004.71
DePaula 1.01000009.42

Byrdak pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Rodney.
Pitches-strikes: Jurrjens 90-59, Byrdak 37-21, Rodney 24-11, Zumaya 10-6, Jones 29-15, Baker 94-66, Neshek 22-11, Cali 2-2, DePaula 15-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Jurrjens 1-9, Byrdak 1-3, Rodney 1-0, Zumaya 0-0, Jones 1-1, Baker 7-11, Neshek 0-2, Cali 1-0, DePaula 3-0.
Batters faced: Jurrjens 19, Byrdak 9, Rodney 4, Zumaya 2, Jones 7, Baker 29, Neshek 5, Cali 1, DePaula 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Byrdak 1-0, Rodney 1-0, Zumaya 3-1, Cali 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:06.
Att: 21,771.

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