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Robertson returns
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Rays 3, Tigers 1
Nate Robertson was solid over his short start, though the Tigers made some mistakes. (AP)
Nate Robertson, making his first start in the Majors this season after recovering from left elbow surgery, gave the Tigers four solid innings before leaving. Zach Miner held the line in relief, but Detroit found itself stymied at the plate by David Price. Magglio Ordonez drove in one in the eighth.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (70-58)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 1   DET
Detroit (68-60)
Lost 1
August 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 6 1
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 6 2
Standings thru 8/29/09  |  Recap: TB | DET  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Tigers stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 .338
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 0 1 0 1 2 .313
Zobrist, CF 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 .288
Burrell, DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .241
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .220
Longoria, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .267
Kapler, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .247
  a-Gross, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .220
Iwamura, 2B 2 2 1 0 2 0 1 .312
Totals 34 3 6 3 4 5 18  

a-Grounded out for Kapler in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Longoria; Kapler; Pena, C; Burrell; Navarro, D; Iwamura.
RBI: Zobrist (70), Pena, C (92), Crawford, C (60).
2-out RBI: Pena, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro, D 2; Longoria; Bartlett 2.
SF: Crawford, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Longoria (6, 2nd base off Robertson, N/Laird), Kapler (5, 2nd base off Robertson, N/Laird).
CS: Bartlett (4, 2nd base by Perry/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (15, throw).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .258
Polanco, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .269
Ordonez, RF 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 .276
  1-Thomas, C, PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .338
Thames, M, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244
  a-Guillen, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
Raburn, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273
Inge, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .241
Laird, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .226
Everett, SS 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .241
Totals 32 1 6 1 1 4 14  

a-Grounded out for Thames, M in the 9th.
1-Ran for Ordonez in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Inge; Laird; Everett; Ordonez 2; Granderson.
RBI: Ordonez (39).
2-out RBI: Ordonez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Polanco 2; Cabrera, M.
SAC: Everett.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Everett 2 (14, fielding, throw).
PB: Laird (9).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Price (W, 7-6) 7.1 5 1 1 1 4 0 4.63
Wheeler, D (H, 15) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.42
Balfour (H, 16) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.21
Howell (S, 16) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.48
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Robertson, N (L, 1-1) 4.0 4 2 1 1 4 0 6.84
Miner 3.0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4.60
Perry 2.0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3.59

WP: Wheeler, D.
Pitches-strikes: Price 106-65, Wheeler, D 6-4, Balfour 4-3, Howell 6-5, Robertson, N 70-44, Miner 49-26, Perry 41-26.
Groundouts-flyouts: Price 11-4, Wheeler, D 0-0, Balfour 0-1, Howell 2-0, Robertson, N 8-1, Miner 7-1, Perry 3-2.
Batters faced: Price 28, Wheeler, D 2, Balfour 1, Howell 3, Robertson, N 19, Miner 13, Perry 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Wheeler, D 1-1, Balfour 1-0.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 39,296.
Venue: Comerica Park.
August 29, 2009
August 29, 2009

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