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Tigers lack punch
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Twins 4, Tigers 1
Curtis Granderson returns to the dugout after his eighth-inning homer. (AP)
For the second straight night, the Tigers couldn't solve the Twins' staff, collecting just six hits, including Curtis Granderson's fourth homer of the season. Justin Verlander kept it close before tiring in the seventh, yielding four runs on seven hits.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (14-17)
Lost 2
Minnesota 4, Detroit 1   MIN
Minnesota (15-14)
Won 4
May 3, 2008
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Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 6 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 X   4 9 0
Standings thru 5/3/08  |  Recap: DET | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Twins stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4121001.297
Polanco, 2B4010001.239
Sheffield, DH3010111.185
Ordonez, RF4000004.313
Cabrera, 1B4000021.268
Guillen, 3B3000100.316
Renteria, SS4010001.299
Thames, LF2010001.216
  a-Jones, J, PH-LF2000011.173
Inge, C3000012.235
Totals331612513 

a-Grounded out for Thames in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Granderson (4, 8th inning off Neshek, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Granderson 5; Polanco; Sheffield; Renteria; Thames.
RBI: Granderson (7).
2-out RBI: Granderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera; Ordonez 2; Jones, J.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
PB: Inge (2).
DP: (Renteria-Polanco-Cabrera).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Harris, 2B4000021.271
Lamb, 3B4220000.216
Mauer, C4030000.326
Morneau, 1B3010102.286
Cuddyer, RF4012024.304
Kubel, DH4000015.245
Young, LF3100112.264
Monroe, CF3122000.280
Everett, SS3000001.176
Totals324942615 

BATTING
2B: Mauer (7, Verlander).
HR: Monroe (2, 7th inning off Verlander, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Lamb 2; Mauer 4; Morneau; Cuddyer; Monroe 5.
RBI: Cuddyer 2 (9), Monroe 2 (9).
2-out RBI: Cuddyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel 2; Harris; Young 2.
GIDP: Morneau.
Team LOB: 6.

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (L, 1-5)7.07442516.28
Rapada 1.02000100.00
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Baker 3.01000204.09
Bass (W, 1-0)4.03000003.80
Neshek 0.22111114.26
Crain (H, 2)0.10000005.19
Nathan (S, 10)1.00001200.75

WP: Rapada, Bass.
IBB: Morneau (by Verlander).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 117-76, Rapada 17-14, Baker 43-30, Bass 44-28, Neshek 28-17, Crain 4-3, Nathan 21-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 7-9, Rapada 1-1, Baker 3-4, Bass 7-5, Neshek 1-0, Crain 0-1, Nathan 1-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 29, Rapada 5, Baker 10, Bass 15, Neshek 5, Crain 1, Nathan 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Crain 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Jerry Crawford.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:39.
Att: 28,985.

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