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Cabrera blasts two
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Tigers 4, Royals 3
Miguel Cabrera went deep in the second and sixth innings. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Miguel Cabrera hit his 26th and 27th home runs of the season against Royals starter Brian Bannister, and Justin Verlander was strong through 6 2/3 innings, striking out six and walking three. Carlos Guillen and Placido Polanco each doubled.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (63-65)
Won 1
Detroit 4, Kansas City 3   KC
Kansas City (55-73)
Lost 6
August 22, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0   4 6 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2   3 13 0
Standings thru 8/22/08  |  Recap: DET | KC  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Royals stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .300
Polanco, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .310
Ordonez, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .310
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 2 2 2 0 0 1 .293
Guillen, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .285
Sheffield, DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .234
Joyce, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .271
Inge, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .215
Santiago, R, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .321
Totals 31 4 6 4 3 3 10  

BATTING
2B: Guillen (28, Bannister, B), Polanco (30, Bannister, B), Joyce (14, Bannister, B).
HR: Cabrera, M 2 (27, 2nd inning off Bannister, B, 0 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Bannister, B, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cabrera, M 8; Joyce 2; Guillen 2; Sheffield; Polanco 2.
RBI: Cabrera, M 2 (99), Joyce (32), Polanco (48).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, M; Santiago, R.
GIDP: Ordonez.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 3.

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Aviles, SS 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 .333
German, E, 2B 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 .235
DeJesus, LF 3 0 0 0 2 2 3 .292
Guillen, J, RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 6 .251
Teahen, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 3 3 .244
Butler, B, DH 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 .263
  1-Smith, J, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211
Gload, 1B 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 .277
Buck, C 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .225
Gathright, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 6 .248
Totals 38 3 13 3 4 8 24  

1-Ran for Butler, B in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Aviles (23, Rodney), German, E (11, Rodney).
3B: Buck (1, Glover).
TB: Gload 4; Guillen, J; Aviles 4; Butler, B 2; Buck 4; German, E 2.
RBI: Buck (40), German, E (17), Butler, B (42).
2-out RBI: Buck; Butler, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen, J 2; Gathright 4.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
CS: Aviles (2, 2nd base by Verlander/Inge).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Aviles-German, E-Gload, Aviles-Gload).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Verlander (W, 10-13) 6.2 8 0 0 3 6 0 4.42
Glover 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.50
Rodney (S, 6) 1.0 3 2 2 1 2 0 4.76
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bannister, B (L, 7-13) 8.0 5 4 4 3 2 2 5.89
Wells, K 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.46

WP: Bannister, B.
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 113-77, Glover 22-15, Rodney 29-14, Bannister, B 100-60, Wells, K 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Verlander 6-5, Glover 1-2, Rodney 0-0, Bannister, B 7-7, Wells, K 2-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 30, Glover 6, Rodney 6, Bannister, B 30, Wells, K 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Glover 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Todd Tichenor. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 88 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:41.
Att: 18,361.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
August 22, 2008
August 22, 2008

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