Tigers manager Jim Leyland signals from the dugout during the fifth inning. (AP)
By Jason Beck / MLB.com
Detroit fell into a first-place tie, as the offense remained in a funk, scoring its lone run on a Placido Polanco RBI single in the eighth inning after being shut out the previous night. That wasn't enough to pick up Alfredo Figaro, who was lifted after allowing two runs in 1 1/3 innings.
BATTING 2B: Rios, A (31, Galarraga, A), Quentin (14, Rodney). HR: Quentin (21, 2nd inning off Figaro, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Podsednik; Quentin 6; Ramirez, Al; Rios, A 5; Lillibridge. RBI: Quentin (56), Podsednik (48), Rios, A 3 (71). 2-out RBI: Rios, A 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Konerko; Beckham, G; Lillibridge 3; Pierzynski 2. GIDP: Kotsay, Lillibridge. Team RISP: 3-for-15. Team LOB: 13.
BASERUNNING SB: Podsednik (30, 2nd base off Figaro/Laird), Kotsay (3, 3rd base off Figaro/Laird), Rios, A 2 (24, 2nd base off Figaro/Laird,
2nd base off Perry/Laird), Quentin (3, 2nd base off Galarraga, A/Laird), Lillibridge (6, 2nd base off Lyon/Laird).
Garcia, F pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Galarraga, A pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.
Game Scores: Garcia, F , Figaro . WP: Garcia, F. IBB: Ramirez, Al (by Galarraga, A), Ramirez, Al (by Perry), Podsednik (by Lyon), Kotsay (by Rodney). HBP: Quentin (by Galarraga, A), Quentin (by Perry). Pitches-strikes: Garcia, F 95-63, Pena, R 9-6, Thornton 19-11, Figaro 38-22, Ni, F 3-3, Galarraga, A 43-20, Perry 44-24,
Lyon 17-9, Rodney 24-12. Groundouts-flyouts: Garcia, F 5-5, Pena, R 1-0, Thornton 1-1, Figaro 0-0, Ni, F 1-0, Galarraga, A 2-3, Perry 3-2, Lyon
2-0, Rodney 2-0. Batters faced: Garcia, F 28, Pena, R 3, Thornton 4, Figaro 9, Ni, F 1, Galarraga, A 12, Perry 11, Lyon 6, Rodney 6. Inherited runners-scored: Pena, R 2-1, Ni, F 3-1, Galarraga, A 2-0, Perry 1-1. Umpires: HP: Mark
Carlson. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Tim Tschida. Weather: 55 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 11
mph, R to L. T: 2:49 (:16 delay). Att: 35,184. Venue: Comerica Park. October 3, 2009 October 3, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner