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Garza falters in fourth
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Tigers 6, Rays 2
Matt Garza gave up six earned runs on five hits in five innings. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Starter Matt Garza pitched well through the first three innings, his only mistake a solo homer by Detroit's Brandon Inge. But his game fell apart in the fourth inning, when he allowed three consecutive RBI doubles. Gabe Kapler tried to spark a rally with a solo homer of his own in the ninth, but it wasn't enough.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (69-58)
Lost 2
Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 2   DET
Detroit (68-59)
Won 1
August 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   2 6 0
Detroit
0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 X   6 8 2
Standings thru 8/28/09  |  Recap: TB | DET  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Tigers stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 .341
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .315
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .267
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .220
Burrell, DH 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .241
Aybar, W, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .254
Zaun, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .258
Gross, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .253
  a-Kapler, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .245
Upton, B, CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .238
Totals 34 2 6 2 3 9 19  

a-Homered for Gross in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Burrell (14, Porcello).
HR: Kapler (6, 9th inning off Seay, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Gross; Kapler 4; Upton, B; Crawford, C; Burrell 2; Zaun.
RBI: Zaun (21), Kapler (27).
2-out RBI: Zaun; Kapler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell; Pena, C 2; Longoria; Crawford, C.
SAC: Crawford, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .258
Polanco, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .271
Ordonez, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .273
  Thomas, C, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .340
Huff, DH 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .243
Guillen, LF 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 .241
  Raburn, LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .278
Inge, 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 .241
Laird, C 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 .225
Everett, SS 4 1 1 2 0 0 3 .239
Totals 32 6 8 6 3 6 10  

BATTING
2B: Laird (19, Garza, M), Everett (16, Garza, M), Granderson (16, Garza, M).
HR: Inge (25, 2nd inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Inge 5; Laird 3; Raburn; Everett 2; Granderson 3.
RBI: Inge (68), Laird 2 (27), Everett 2 (37), Granderson (58).
2-out RBI: Inge.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez; Polanco.
Team RISP: 4-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Inge 2 (16, fielding, throw).
PB: Laird (8).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (L, 7-9) 5.0 5 6 6 3 5 1 3.95
Cormier 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.08
Bradford 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.70
Choate 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.07
Springer 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.68
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Porcello (W, 11-8) 5.2 4 1 1 2 5 0 4.27
Ni, F 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.74
Lyon 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.05
Seay 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 1 3.46
Rodney 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.34

Game Scores: Garza, M , Porcello .
HBP: Laird (by Garza, M).
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 88-56, Cormier 11-8, Bradford 8-7, Choate 2-2, Springer 16-11, Porcello 104-61, Ni, F 2-2, Lyon 23-16, Seay 19-10, Rodney 10-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 6-2, Cormier 2-0, Bradford 1-0, Choate 0-1, Springer 1-0, Porcello 8-2, Ni, F 0-0, Lyon 3-1, Seay 1-0, Rodney 0-0.
Batters faced: Garza, M 24, Cormier 4, Bradford 3, Choate 1, Springer 4, Porcello 25, Ni, F 1, Lyon 6, Seay 4, Rodney 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Bradford 2-0, Ni, F 1-0, Rodney 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 63 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:46 (:16 delay).
Att: 35,030.
Venue: Comerica Park.
August 28, 2009
August 28, 2009

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