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Tigers fall out of race
Tigers 9, Twins 4
Jair Jurrjens finished with a 4.70 ERA over seven appearances this season. (Duane Burleson/AP)
 Hessman goes long
The Tigers topped the Twins in five innings in their final home game of the season. After Mike Rabelo's two-run double capped a three-run third, Mike Hessman had two RBIs on two hits in Detroit's six-run fourth. However, with the Yankees' victory on Wednesday, the Tigers officially were eliminated from AL Wild Card contention.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (77-81)
Lost 2
Detroit 9, Minnesota 4   DET
Detroit (87-72)
Won 2
September 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
4 0 0 0 0 0         4 6 2
Detroit
0 3 0 6 0 X         9 9 0
Standings thru 9/26/07  |  Recap: MIN|DET  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Tigers Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Casilla, 2B2000100.226
Kubel, LF2100102.268
Mauer, C2110000.289
  Heintz, C1010000.250
Hunter, CF2100101.288
  Tyner, CF0000000.287
Morneau, 1B3121001.275
  Jones, 1B0000000.194
Cuddyer, RF3010003.276
White, DH2013001.165
Rodriguez, 3B0000200.227
Punto, SS2000003.212
Totals194645011 

BATTING
2B: White (4, Jurrjens).
TB: Mauer; Heintz; Morneau 2; Cuddyer; White 2.
RBI: Morneau (110), White 3 (18).
2-out RBI: White 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Punto; White.
GIDP: Kubel.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Casilla 2 (10, missed catch, throw).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Polanco, 2B4110002.340
Raburn, CF4112022.301
Sheffield, DH3111010.267
Ordonez, RF2110100.359
  1-Clevlen, PR-RF0100000.125
Guillen, SS3110000.295
Thames, LF2100123.239
Hessman, 1B3122013.240
Inge, 3B2001102.238
Rabelo, C3122000.250
Totals269983612 


1-Ran for Ordonez in the 4th.

BATTING
2B: Rabelo (10, Santana).
3B: Raburn (2, Blackburn).
HR: Hessman (4, 4th inning off Blackburn, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Polanco; Raburn 3; Sheffield; Ordonez; Guillen; Hessman 5; Rabelo 3.
RBI: Inge (70), Rabelo 2 (16), Hessman 2 (12), Raburn 2 (26), Sheffield (75).
2-out RBI: Hessman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Raburn 2; Inge.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ordonez (Cuddyer at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Polanco-Guillen-Hessman, Polanco-Hessman).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana 3.02323403.33
Blackburn (L, 0-1)2.07640215.06
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jurrjens 3.05443004.70
Byrdak (W, 3-0)2.01002003.20
Grilli 0.10000004.89

WP: Jurrjens.
Pitches-strikes: Santana 58-36, Blackburn 43-32, Jurrjens 64-41, Byrdak 20-9, Grilli 7-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 2-3, Blackburn 1-3, Jurrjens 5-3, Byrdak 2-4, Grilli 0-1.
Batters faced: Santana 15, Blackburn 14, Jurrjens 16, Byrdak 7, Grilli 1.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Bruce Froemming. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 64 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 7 mph, In from LF.
T: 1:47 (1:48 delay).
Att: 35,375.

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