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Three in a row
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Tigers 4, Rays 3
Dontrelle Willis allowed three runs on four hits and struck out five. (Duane Burleson/AP)
The Tigers took their third straight game from the AL East-champion Rays behind 5 1/3 solid innings from Dontrelle Willis, Miguel Cabrera's AL-leading 37th homer and Edgar Renteria's go-ahead RBI double. Gary Sheffield remained at 499 homers.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (96-65)
Lost 3
Detroit 4, Tampa Bay 3   DET
Detroit (74-86)
Won 3
September 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   3 4 2
Detroit
0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 X   4 7 1
Standings thru 9/27/08  |  Recap: TB | DET  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Tigers stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Perez, F, CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .259
Zobrist, SS 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 .249
Longoria, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .274
  Hinske, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Baldelli, DH 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 .263
Aybar, W, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250
Johnson, D, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 .182
Ruggiano, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .203
Gomes, J, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .171
  a-Jaso, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Hernandez, M, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  b-Gross, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .239
Totals 32 3 4 3 3 9 14  

a-Flied out for Gomes, J in the 9th. b-Struck out for Hernandez, M in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Baldelli (5, Willis), Zobrist (10, Willis).
HR: Zobrist (11, 5th inning off Willis, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Baldelli 2; Zobrist 7.
RBI: Baldelli 2 (12), Zobrist (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ruggiano; Johnson, D.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Garza, M (2, throw), Hernandez, M (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Johnson, D-Zobrist, Zobrist-Aybar, W-Johnson, D).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 .283
Santiago, R, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .294
Ordonez, RF 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .317
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .294
Sheffield, DH 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 .227
Larish, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .265
  Sardinha, C 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .159
Joyce, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .256
Renteria, SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .269
Inge, C-3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .203
Totals 30 4 7 4 4 8 20  

BATTING
2B: Joyce (16, Garza, M), Renteria (22, Niemann), Cabrera, M (35, Niemann).
HR: Cabrera, M (37, 2nd inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cabrera, M 6; Joyce 2; Sardinha; Renteria 2; Ordonez 2.
RBI: Cabrera, M (127), Inge (50), Ordonez (101), Renteria (55).
2-out RBI: Ordonez; Renteria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Larish 2; Cabrera, M; Inge.
SF: Inge.
GIDP: Granderson, Renteria.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sheffield (8, 2nd base off Niemann/Hernandez, M).

FIELDING
E: Inge (1, fielding).
PB: Inge (11).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 5.0 4 3 3 2 3 1 3.70
Niemann (L, 2-2) 3.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 5.06
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Willis 5.1 4 3 3 3 5 1 9.38
Lopez, A (W, 4-1) 2.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.48
Rodney (S, 13) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.91

WP: Garza, M.
HBP: Baldelli (by Willis).
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 74-47, Niemann 50-32, Willis 95-56, Lopez, A 34-23, Rodney 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 4-6, Niemann 3-0, Willis 6-2, Lopez, A 3-1, Rodney 0-1.
Batters faced: Garza, M 22, Niemann 13, Willis 24, Lopez, A 9, Rodney 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez, A 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 72 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 2:43.
Att: 40,756.
Venue: Comerica Park.
September 27, 2008
September 27, 2008

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