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Early deficit hurts Tigers in opener

Starter Max Scherzer gave up 10 runs -- including seven in the first two innings -- on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings as the Tigers dropped the opener to the Twins. Austin Jackson was a homer shy of the cycle.


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Jackson, A, CF5131000.377
Damon, DH3001112.316
a-Avila, PH-DH1000011.143
Ordonez, RF4011002.283
Everett, SS0000000.171
Cabrera, M, 1B3120000.349
Kelly, D, 1B1000010.200
Boesch, LF4021012.300
Inge, 3B4010012.255
Raburn, 2B-RF4000022.227
Laird, C4000002.145
Santiago, R, SS-2B2200210.302
a-Struck out for Damon in the 9th.
Span, CF5122011.250
Hudson, O, 2B4111000.306
a-Casilla, A, PH-2B1000001.222
Morneau, 1B4120110.356
Thome, DH4111002.264
Cuddyer, RF3213102.308
Kubel, LF3100100.203
Hardy, SS4121000.240
Ramos, W, C4131001.778
Punto, 3B2101102.250
a-Grounded into a double play for Hudson, O in the 8th.
2B: Boesch (5, Baker, S), Inge (11, Baker, S), Jackson, A (8, Baker, S).
3B: Jackson, A (3, Burnett).
TB: Inge 2; Boesch 3; Cabrera, M 2; Jackson, A 6; Ordonez.
RBI: Boesch (9), Damon (14), Ordonez (19), Jackson, A (9).
2-out RBI: Jackson, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Boesch 2; Laird 2; Ordonez; Avila.
GIDP: Inge.
Team RISP: 0-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

DP: (Inge-Santiago, R-Kelly, D).

2B: Hardy (4, Scherzer), Ramos, W 2 (3, Thomas, B, Thomas, B).
3B: Span (2, Scherzer).
HR: Cuddyer (4, 1st inning off Scherzer, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Hudson, O; Cuddyer 4; Ramos, W 5; Hardy 3; Thome; Morneau 2; Span 4.
RBI: Thome (14), Cuddyer 3 (21), Span 2 (12), Hudson, O (11), Hardy (10), Ramos, W (1), Punto (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Punto 2; Span.
SF: Punto.
GIDP: Casilla, A.
Team RISP: 5-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

E: Kubel (1, throw).
DP: (Punto-Hudson, O-Morneau).

Scherzer(L, 1-2)4.1810104116.47
Thomas, B3.24000105.40
Baker, S(W, 3-2)7.07332605.35
Game Scores: Scherzer , Baker, S .
WP: Scherzer, Baker, S.
Pitches-strikes: Scherzer 87-49, Thomas, B 43-26, Baker, S 102-75, Burnett 27-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Scherzer 6-5, Thomas, B 7-1, Baker, S 6-5, Burnett 2-1.
Batters faced: Scherzer 25, Thomas, B 14, Baker, S 30, Burnett 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Thomas, B 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Mike Estabrook. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 55 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:29.
Att: 38,728.
Venue: Target Field.
May 3, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media