Kenny Rogers allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings of work on Wednesday. (AP)
By Scott McNeish / MLB.com
The Tigers put together a ninth-inning comeback, getting the tying run to second base, but couldn't manage to even the score while Kenny Rogers settled down after giving up a grand slam to Vernon Wells in the third inning.
WP: Beltran, F. Pitches-strikes: Purcey 99-56, Frasor
25-18, Downs, S 8-4, League 17-13, Rogers 101-58, Beltran, F 34-22. Groundouts-flyouts: Purcey 4-6, Frasor 1-3,
Downs, S 0-0, League 1-1, Rogers 8-7, Beltran, F 4-2. Batters faced: Purcey 22, Frasor 6, Downs, S 2, League 5,
Rogers 29, Beltran, F 10. Inherited runners-scored: League 2-2, Beltran, F 2-0. Ejections: Detroit Tigers
designated hitter Gary Sheffield ejected by HP umpire Fieldin Culbreth (7th). Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B:
Jim Reynolds. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Gary Cederstrom. Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 7 mph, In from
LF. T: 2:52 (:49 delay). Att: 39,073. August 13, 2008
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