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Tigers 10, Twins 8
Curtis Granderson eludes the tag and scores after being caught in a rundown. (AP)
The Tigers came out swinging with a six-run first inning, including Alex Avila's first Major League homer and Miguel Cabrera's three-run shot, and held off the rallying Twins. Avila drove in four runs overall, Clete Thomas plated two and Placido Polanco enjoyed a four-hit night.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (53-56)
Lost 3
Detroit 10, Minnesota 8   DET
Detroit (58-50)
Won 3
August 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2   8 15 1
Detroit
6 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 X   10 15 2
Standings thru 8/7/09  |  Recap: MIN | DET  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Tigers stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, LF-CF 6 1 4 1 0 1 0 .290
Cabrera, O, SS 6 1 1 0 0 2 6 .289
Mauer, C 5 2 4 3 0 0 0 .364
Morneau, 1B 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 .303
Kubel, DH 2 1 1 2 3 1 0 .304
Cuddyer, RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .271
Harris, B, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .261
Gomez, C, CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .238
  Young, D, LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .265
Punto, 2B 3 1 0 1 1 1 2 .204
Totals 40 8 15 8 6 9 22  

BATTING
2B: Kubel (23, Perry).
HR: Mauer (19, 1st inning off Galarraga, A, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cuddyer; Harris, B; Span 4; Young, D; Gomez, C; Cabrera, O; Kubel 2; Morneau; Mauer 7.
RBI: Mauer 3 (63), Span (39), Kubel 2 (61), Young, D (28), Punto (25).
2-out RBI: Mauer 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; Morneau; Punto; Harris, B 2; Cabrera, O.
SF: Punto.
GIDP: Cabrera, O.
Team RISP: 5-for-13.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Morneau (2, throw).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 .261
Polanco, 2B 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 .271
Thomas, C, LF-RF 5 1 1 2 0 1 4 .268
Cabrera, M, 1B 5 2 2 3 0 2 3 .331
Guillen, DH 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 .234
Ordonez, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .261
  Raburn, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .261
Inge, 3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 .256
Avila, C 4 1 2 4 0 1 2 .500
Everett, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .242
Totals 40 10 15 10 1 10 21  

BATTING
2B: Avila (2, Duensing), Guillen (5, Crain), Polanco (26, Nathan).
3B: Guillen (1, Swarzak), Granderson (6, Nathan).
HR: Cabrera, M (22, 1st inning off Swarzak, 2 on, 0 out), Avila (1, 1st inning off Swarzak, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Inge; Cabrera, M 5; Avila 6; Guillen 5; Polanco 5; Thomas, C; Granderson 5.
RBI: Thomas, C 2 (32), Cabrera, M 3 (65), Avila 4 (5), Polanco (51).
2-out RBI: Avila 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Everett 2; Raburn.
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Thomas, C (3, throw), Polanco (2, throw).
DP: (Everett-Polanco-Cabrera, M).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Swarzak (L, 3-5) 1.0 8 7 7 0 1 2 5.44
Duensing 4.2 4 2 0 0 5 0 4.40
Crain 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 6.84
Nathan 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 0 1.69
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Galarraga, A (W, 6-10) 5.0 8 4 3 5 3 1 5.23
Perry 2.0 4 2 2 0 3 0 3.93
Lyon (H, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.06
Rodney 1.0 3 2 2 1 2 0 3.75

Swarzak pitched to 2 batters in the 2nd.

WP: Rodney.
HBP: Inge (by Crain).
Pitches-strikes: Swarzak 33-18, Duensing 63-43, Crain 20-12, Nathan 19-13, Galarraga, A 109-64, Perry 36-30, Lyon 15-9, Rodney 29-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Swarzak 1-0, Duensing 6-3, Crain 1-1, Nathan 1-0, Galarraga, A 4-3, Perry 2-0, Lyon 2-0, Rodney 0-1.
Batters faced: Swarzak 11, Duensing 19, Crain 6, Nathan 6, Galarraga, A 27, Perry 10, Lyon 3, Rodney 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Duensing 2-1, Crain 1-0.
Ejections: Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire ejected by HP umpire Hunter Wendelstedt (2nd)
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Brian Knight.
Weather: 74 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 3:17.
Att: 36,444.
Venue: Comerica Park.
August 7, 2009
August 7, 2009

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