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Tigers 8, Royals 5
Justin Verlander gave up three earned runs over six innings on Tuesday vs. the Royals. (AP)
The Tigers unleashed eight runs with a big night from Placido Polanco who belted a two-run homer and notched four RBIs. Miguel Cabrera and Marcus Thames also chipped in with homers, Thames knocking a three-run shot in the fifth. Justin Verlander struck out 11 batters on the night.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 07/06: KC 4, DET 3
  • Tue. 07/07: DET 8, KC 5
  • Wed. 07/08: DET 3, KC 1
KC
Kansas City (36-47)
Lost 1
Detroit 8, Kansas City 5   DET
Detroit (45-38)
Won 1
July 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   5 10 0
Detroit
1 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 X   8 8 2
Standings thru 7/7/09  |  Recap: KC | DET  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Tigers stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 5 0 3 3 0 1 1 .258
Bloomquist, SS-RF 4 0 1 0 1 2 2 .283
Butler, B, 1B 5 1 2 1 0 0 4 .287
Teahen, 3B 4 1 0 0 1 3 3 .288
Guillen, J, RF 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .250
  1-Pena, T, PR-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .089
Jacobs, DH 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .223
  a-Pena, B, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .326
Callaspo, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .300
Olivo, C 4 0 0 0 0 3 5 .249
Freel, CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .152
Totals 36 5 10 5 3 15 20  

a-Flied out for Jacobs in the 8th.
1-Ran for Guillen, J in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Butler, B (23, Verlander), DeJesus (17, Verlander).
HR: Butler, B (8, 6th inning off Verlander, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: DeJesus 4; Butler, B 6; Callaspo; Guillen, J 2; Freel; Bloomquist.
RBI: DeJesus 3 (39), Butler, B (35), Guillen, J (35).
2-out RBI: DeJesus 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teahen 2; Bloomquist; Olivo.
GIDP: Butler, B.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: DeJesus (4, 2nd base by Verlander/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Teahen-Callaspo-Butler, B).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .257
Polanco, 2B 5 2 3 4 0 0 1 .262
Cabrera, M, 1B 2 2 1 1 2 0 2 .324
Thames, M, DH 4 1 1 3 0 1 1 .257
Raburn, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .279
Inge, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267
Ordonez, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .260
  Anderson, J, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Laird, C 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .237
Everett, SS 2 2 0 0 2 2 1 .265
Totals 31 8 8 8 6 7 10  

BATTING
HR: Cabrera, M (17, 1st inning off Chen, B, 0 on, 2 out), Polanco (6, 3rd inning off Chen, B, 1 on, 2 out), Thames, M (8, 5th inning off Chen, B, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Inge; Cabrera, M 4; Polanco 6; Thames, M 4; Granderson 2.
RBI: Cabrera, M (48), Polanco 4 (40), Thames, M 3 (18).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, M; Polanco 3; Thames, M 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez.
GIDP: Cabrera, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Laird (2, catcher interference), Inge (9, throw).
DP: 2 (Laird-Polanco, Polanco-Everett-Cabrera, M).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chen, B (L, 0-3) 4.2 4 7 7 5 3 3 6.88
Tejeda 0.2 2 1 1 1 2 0 4.79
Wright, J 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.05
Mahay 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.33
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Verlander (W, 9-4) 6.0 7 5 3 0 11 1 3.59
Lyon (H, 5) 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.83
Seay (H, 18) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.12
Zumaya (H, 7) 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.20
Rodney (S, 18) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.14

IBB: Cabrera, M (by Chen, B).
HBP: Inge (by Tejeda).
Pitches-strikes: Chen, B 92-48, Tejeda 29-19, Wright, J 26-15, Mahay 17-12, Verlander 114-86, Lyon 12-8, Seay 10-5, Zumaya 9-3, Rodney 25-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Chen, B 3-3, Tejeda 0-0, Wright, J 3-0, Mahay 0-1, Verlander 4-2, Lyon 2-0, Seay 0-1, Zumaya 0-0, Rodney 0-1.
Batters faced: Chen, B 23, Tejeda 6, Wright, J 5, Mahay 4, Verlander 26, Lyon 4, Seay 3, Zumaya 2, Rodney 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Tejeda 1-0, Wright, J 2-0, Zumaya 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 72 degrees, clear.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 29,751.
Venue: Comerica Park.
July 7, 2009
July 7, 2009

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