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Tigers drop finale
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Rays 8, Tigers 7
Zach Miner allowed three runs on four hits over six innings on Sunday. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Zach Miner struck out six over six solid innings, and Magglio Ordonez hit a game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, but the Tigers were unable to plate another run and fell to the Rays in their 2008 finale at Comerica Park.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (97-65)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 8, Detroit 7   DET
Detroit (74-87)
Lost 1
September 28, 2008
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Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 0 0 1   8 11 0
Detroit
0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   7 10 0
Standings thru 9/28/08  |  Recap: TB | DET  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Tigers stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .274
  Johnson, D, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .192
Upton, B, CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273
  Perez, F, CF 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250
Longoria, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .272
  Crawford, C, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
  a-Gomes, J, PH-LF 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 .182
Baldelli, DH 4 1 1 1 1 3 2 .263
Aybar, W, 1B-2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .253
Zobrist, SS 5 1 2 2 0 1 3 .253
Gross, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .238
  Ruggiano, RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .197
Hinske, LF-3B 4 1 2 3 1 1 3 .247
Jaso, C 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .200
Totals 41 8 11 8 5 11 14  

a-Doubled for Crawford, C in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Aybar, W (17, Miner), Gomes, J (5, Dolsi).
HR: Baldelli (4, 5th inning off Miner, 0 on, 0 out), Hinske (20, 5th inning off Miner, 1 on, 2 out), Zobrist (12, 11th inning off Lambert, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Baldelli 4; Zobrist 5; Aybar, W 3; Hinske 5; Johnson, D; Gomes, J 3; Jaso.
RBI: Baldelli (13), Hinske 3 (60), Gomes, J 2 (21), Zobrist 2 (30).
2-out RBI: Hinske 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, D.
GIDP: Hinske.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hinske (10, 2nd base off Lambert/Ryan).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 1 1 4 2 2 1 .282
Sheffield, DH 5 1 1 1 1 1 2 .227
Ordonez, RF 5 1 2 2 1 1 4 .318
Cabrera, M, 1B 6 0 1 0 0 1 5 .292
Thames, M, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .244
  Joyce, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253
Renteria, SS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .270
  Raburn, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .230
  a-Larish, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .262
Ryan, C 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 .317
Inge, 3B 4 2 1 0 1 1 3 .203
Santiago, R, 2B-SS 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 .289
Totals 43 7 10 7 8 8 18  

a-Struck out for Raburn in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Inge (15, Talbot).
HR: Granderson (22, 3rd inning off Talbot, 2 on, 1 out), Ordonez (21, 9th inning off Jackson, E, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Inge 2; Cabrera, M; Sheffield; Ryan 2; Raburn; Renteria; Ordonez 5; Granderson 4.
RBI: Granderson 4 (66), Sheffield (57), Ordonez 2 (103).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thames, M; Cabrera, M 3; Inge 2; Ordonez.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
PB: Ryan (1).
Outfield assists: Joyce (Gomes, J at 2nd base).
DP: (Raburn-Santiago, R-Cabrera, M).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.56
Talbot 2.1 5 5 5 5 1 1 11.17
Price 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.93
Wheeler, D 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3.12
Percival 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.53
Miller, T (H, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.15
Jackson, E (BS, 1)(W, 14-11) 2.0 4 2 2 1 1 1 4.42
Hammel (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.60
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Miner 6.0 4 3 3 1 6 2 4.27
Fossum (H, 6) 1.0 2 3 3 2 1 0 5.66
Dolsi (BS, 1) 0.2 2 1 1 1 2 0 3.97
Rapada 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.22
Lambert (L, 1-2) 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 1 5.66

Miner pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Fossum pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

WP: Talbot.
IBB: Aybar, W (by Dolsi).
Pitches-strikes: Shields 10-6, Talbot 71-36, Price 31-19, Wheeler, D 22-12, Percival 10-5, Miller, T 15-10, Jackson, E 43-22, Hammel 13-8, Miner 101-61, Fossum 29-17, Dolsi 22-9, Rapada 17-8, Lambert 34-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 3-0, Talbot 2-4, Price 0-1, Wheeler, D 0-1, Percival 0-2, Miller, T 1-0, Jackson, E 2-2, Hammel 1-1, Miner 7-2, Fossum 1-0, Dolsi 0-0, Rapada 0-1, Lambert 1-2.
Batters faced: Shields 3, Talbot 17, Price 6, Wheeler, D 5, Percival 3, Miller, T 3, Jackson, E 11, Hammel 3, Miner 23, Fossum 6, Dolsi 5, Rapada 4, Lambert 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Price 3-0, Fossum 2-0, Dolsi 3-3, Rapada 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 84 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 3:47.
Att: 40,373.
Venue: Comerica Park.
September 28, 2008
September 28, 2008

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