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Thames, Ordonez power Tigers past Mariners

Jul 16, 2007 - 1:07 AM SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Tigers were running wild in Seattle on Sunday.

Marcus Thames hit a home run and drove in four runs and Magglio Ordonez homered and drove in three as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Seattle Mariners, 11-7, to gain a spilt in the four-game series.

Detroit stole five bases in the game, their most since July 18, 2001 against the New York Yankees. Gary Sheffield stole home during a three-run sixth inning and became the first Detroit player to accomplish that feat since Matt Walbeck on April 11, 1997 against the Chicago White Sox.

"It was good for us to come out of here with a split against a team that's really playing well," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "It was a nice win for us."

Detroit hurler Justin Verlander (11-3), fresh from his first All-Star appearance, overcame a rocky start to notch his sixth victory in seven starts.

The 24-year-old righthander improved to 3-0 career against the Mariners, allowing four runs, eight hits and a walk while striking out six.

In his worst outing since coming off the disabled list June 9, Mariners starter Jeff Weaver (2-7) went five innings and was roughed up for seven runs and 10 hits while walking three and striking out three. The 6-5 righthander also threw a wild pitch and hit a batter.

"(Weaver) gets frustrated," Mariners manager John McLaren said. "When he doesn't do what he is capable of doing, he gets down on himself a bit. He's been throwing the ball real well up until now. It's just one of those games.

"I am very disappointed in the way we didn't protect the catcher today in the running game. We were trying to do some things today and they didn't work."

Trailing 2-1 in the fourth inning, the Tigers rallied for four runs off Weaver, who had been 2-0 since coming off the DL.

Sean Casey walked and stole second to lead off the inning before Weaver hit Mike Rabelo with a pitch. Curtis Granderson doubled in a run and Thames followed with his 11th homer.

Seattle closed to within 5-3, before Detroit blew the game open after loading the bases with no outs in the sixth. Omar Infante scored on a wild pitch and Granderson was plated on a sacrifice fly before Sheffield swiped home when reliever Eric O'Flaherty threw to first on a pickoff attempt.

"I had a good jump, that was the key," said Sheffield, who has 235 stolen bases during his 20-year career. "I thought it was going to be a close play, but I thought I could get there."

Infante made in 9-3 with his first homer of the year in the seventh and Ordonez hit a two-run blast over the center field wall in the eighth to cap Detroit's scoring.

Jose Guillen's two-run homer highlighted a three-run ninth for the Mariners, but it was a case of too little too late.

Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki left the game in the fifth inning after being hit on the right thigh by a pitch by Verlander. The All-Star Game MVP suffered a contusion and is listed as day-to-day.






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    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 10:58 PM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    DETROIT 0 0 1 4 0 3 1 2 0 11 12 2
    SEATTLE 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 7 10 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: DET - JUSTIN VERLANDER, MACAY MCBRIDE (8TH), ZACH MINER (9TH) AND
    MIKE RABELO, IVAN RODRIGUEZ (6TH)
    SEA - JEFF WEAVER, BRANDON MORROW (6TH), ERIC
    O'FLAHERTY (6TH),

    Jul 15 7:25 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JOSE GUILLEN (12) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF ZACH MINER SCORED JOSE VIDRO.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11, SEATTLE 7
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: B BROUSSARD (.287, 0-FOR-4)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 7:22 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RAUL IBANEZ SCORED WILLIE BLOOMQUIST.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J VIDRO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11
    SEATTLE 5 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J GUILLEN (.283, 0-FOR-4)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 7:21 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ (14) TO CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 8TH OFF JAKE WOODS SCORED GARY SHEFFIELD.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11, SEATTLE 4
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.318, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 6:53 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RAUL IBANEZ SCORED JOSE VIDRO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R IBANEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 9
    SEATTLE 4 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J GUILLEN (.284, 0-FOR-3)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 6:43 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY OMAR INFANTE (1) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    7TH OFF RYAN ROWLAND-SMITH.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 9, SEATTLE 3
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.295, 3-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 6:34 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    GARY SHEFFIELD STOLE HOME.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C GUILLEN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 8
    SEATTLE 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.302, 2-FOR-2, BB)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 6:22 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G SHEFFIELD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 7
    SEATTLE 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.318, 0-FOR-3)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 6:18 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY BRANDON MORROW ALLOWED OMAR INFANTE TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G SHEFFIELD ON FIRST, C GRANDERSON ON
    SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 6
    SEATTLE 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.356, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 6:18 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY JUSTIN VERLANDER ALLOWED WILLIE BLOOMQUIST TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I SUZUKI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 5
    SEATTLE 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J GUILLEN (.285, 0-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 5:58 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MARCUS THAMES (11) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF JEFF WEAVER SCORED MIKE RABELO AND CURTIS
    GRANDERSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 5, SEATTLE 2
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.308, 1-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 5:30 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CURTIS GRANDERSON SCORED SEAN CASEY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C GRANDERSON ON SECOND, M RABELO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 2
    SEATTLE 2 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M THAMES (.255, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 5:28 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARCUS THAMES SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M THAMES ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 1
    SEATTLE 2 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.306, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 5:00 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY ICHIRO SUZUKI SCORED JAMIE BURKE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, W BLOOMQUIST ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 0
    SEATTLE 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J VIDRO (.293, 1-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 4:47 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY JUSTIN VERLANDER ALLOWED ICHIRO SUZUKI TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R IBANEZ ON FIRST, J VIDRO ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 0
    SEATTLE 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J GUILLEN (.287, 11 HR, 53 RBI)

    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 4:23 PM
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    Tigers vs. MarinersJul 15 4:12 PM