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Verlander aces Sox
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Tigers 2, Red Sox 0
Justin Verlander struck out eight Red Sox in eight shutout innings. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Hoping to avoid a season sweep at the hands of the Red Sox, the Tigers had the right man on the mound. Justin Verlander turned in a gem, while Ryan Raburn hit an infield single to break the ice in the fourth inning, and then blasted a solo home run for insurance in the seventh.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (60-54)
Won 1
Detroit 2, Boston 0   BOS
Boston (65-49)
Lost 1
August 13, 2009
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Detroit
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   2 5 0
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
Standings thru 8/13/09  |  Recap: DET | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Red Sox stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .256
Polanco, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .274
Thomas, C, LF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .251
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .327
Guillen, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .236
Ordonez, RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .271
  Inge, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Raburn, 3B-LF 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 .262
Laird, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .230
Everett, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .237
Totals 32 2 5 2 4 6 8  

BATTING
HR: Raburn (7, 7th inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Cabrera, M; Everett; Raburn 5; Ordonez.
RBI: Raburn 2 (31).
2-out RBI: Raburn.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird; Polanco.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .297
Reddick, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .214
Martinez, V, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .283
Bay, LF 3 0 0 0 1 3 5 .259
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .218
Lowell, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .299
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
Green, N, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .233
Woodward, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Totals 31 0 4 0 1 9 15  

BATTING
2B: Reddick (4, Verlander), Ellsbury (19, Verlander).
TB: Reddick 2; Ellsbury 2; Martinez, V 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D 2; Bay 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Martinez, V (1, 2nd base off Verlander/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Reddick (1, fielding).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Verlander (W, 13-6) 8.0 4 0 0 1 8 0 3.28
Rodney (S, 24) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.78
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buchholz (L, 1-3) 7.0 5 2 1 3 3 1 4.45
Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.26
Cabrera 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00

Game Scores: Verlander , Buchholz .
HBP: Woodward (by Verlander), Woodward (by Verlander).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 123-83, Rodney 13-7, Buchholz 100-60, Delcarmen 17-10, Cabrera 15-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Verlander 4-6, Rodney 2-0, Buchholz 11-4, Delcarmen 1-2, Cabrera 0-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 31, Rodney 3, Buchholz 29, Delcarmen 4, Cabrera 3.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Jerry Crawford.
Weather: 68 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 11 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 37,556.
Venue: Fenway Park.
August 13, 2009
August 13, 2009

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