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Raburn homers twice as Tigers rally to defeat White Sox

Jul 26, 2007 - 5:28 AM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- After watching the Chicago White Sox rally from a six-run deficit the previous night, Ryan Raburn and the Detroit Tigers returned the favor Wednesday.

Raburn had his first career two-homer game and drove in a career-high seven runs as the Tigers rallied to defeat the White Sox, 13-9.

"It was one of those games, everything was just going my way, it was an exciting game," Raburn said. "You try to look for a good pitch to hit and you try not to miss them, and tonight I didn't miss them."

Sean Casey had two hits and two RBI and Curtis Granderson scored three times for Detroit, which lost a doubleheader to Chicago on Tuesday, including an 8-7 defeat in the second game after leading, 7-1, through five innings.

Detroit trailed on three occasions - by 3-0, 5-2 and 7-5 - before erupting for five runs in the fifth inning. Raburn kept the Tigers in the game by hitting a solo homer in the third and a three-run blast in the fourth, giving him three blasts this season.

"What I like about him is he's a hungry player." Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "I like his approach, you're always going to get the effort and he's always going to be prepared."

Trailing, 7-5, in the decisive fifth frame, Detroit sent nine men to the plate. Brandon Inge had a one-out RBI single and Granderson a two-out run scoring single to tie the game at 7-7.

After Granderson's hit put runners on first and third, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen mercifully removed starter Jose Contreras. However, Boone Logan then gave up an RBI double to Raburn before surrendering a two-run single to Casey to make it 10-7.

Tigers reliever Jason Grilli (5-2) earned the win by going three innings, yielding two runs and three hits. He struck out two and improved to 3-0 in the month of July.

Tim Byrdak pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning for Detroit.

Contreras (5-13) was horrendous, allowing nine runs, 12 hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings for his sixth straight loss. The struggling righthander, who struck out three, has also lost nine of his last 10 decisions, increasing his ERA to 6.22.

"He didn't have it out there today on the mound," Guillen said. "Tonight he didn't have anything and it was tough to see."

The 35-year-old allowed a career-high 10 runs in his last start vs. the Boston Red Sox on Friday and his 13 losses are also a career worst.

Tigers starter Kenny Rogers wasn't much better. The veteran lefthander allowed a season-high seven runs, seven hits and three walks in four innings, his shortest outing in six starts since coming off the disabled list on June 22.

"Even though you're not out there long enough to do the things you're expected to do, it's really nice to see us win this ballgame," Rogers said.

Tadahito Iguchi hit a two-run double in the sixth to cut the deficit to 10-9, but a run-scoring base hit by Omar Infante followed by a two-run single by Raburn in the ninth finished the scoring. The Tigers pounded out 19 hits

Jermaine Dye staked Chicago to an early 3-0 lead when he hit a three-run homer - his 17th - in the first inning to make it 3-0.

After Detroit cut the deficit to 3-2 when Carlos Guillen scored on a double-play ground out in the second and Raburn hit his solo shot in the third, Josh Fields added a two-run blast in the bottom of the frame to give Chicago a three-run lead.

Raburn tied the game at 5-5 with his three-run smash in the fourth before Juan Uribe and Andy Gonzalez each hit solo homers in the bottom of the inning for the White Sox to make it 7-5.








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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    DETROIT 0 1 1 3 5 0 0 0 3 13 19 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: DET - KENNY ROGERS, JASON GRILLI (5TH), TIM BYRDAK (8TH) AND MIKE
    RABELO
    CHA - JOSE CONTRERAS, BOONE LOGAN (5TH), RYAN BUKVICH
    (7TH), CHARLES HAEGER (9TH) AND TOBY

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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN RABURN SCORED OMAR INFANTE AND CURTIS
    GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R RABURN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 13
    CHI WHITE SOX 9 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.295, 2-FOR-5, 2 RBI)

    Tigers vs. White SoxJul 25 11:32 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY OMAR INFANTE SCORED CRAIG MONROE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O INFANTE ON FIRST, B INGE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11
    CHI WHITE SOX 9 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.303, 2-FOR-4, BB, RBI)

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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TADAHITO IGUCHI SCORED TOBY HALL AND ANDY
    GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T IGUCHI ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 10
    CHI WHITE SOX 9 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J THOME (.285, 0-FOR-2, BB)

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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SEAN CASEY SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON AND RYAN
    RABURN.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, S CASEY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 10
    CHI WHITE SOX 7 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.355, 0-FOR-2, BB)

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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RYAN RABURN SCORED OMAR INFANTE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R RABURN ON SECOND, C GRANDERSON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 8
    CHI WHITE SOX 7 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.294, 1-FOR-3)

    Tigers vs. White SoxJul 25 10:03 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CURTIS GRANDERSON SCORED BRANDON INGE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C GRANDERSON ON FIRST, O INFANTE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 7
    CHI WHITE SOX 7 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: R RABURN (.471, 2-FOR-2, SAC, 2 HR, 4 RBI)

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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED CARLOS GUILLEN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B INGE ON FIRST, M RABELO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 6
    CHI WHITE SOX 7 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: O INFANTE (.250, 0-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. White SoxJul 25 9:56 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ANDY GONZALEZ (2) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF KENNY ROGERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 5, CHI WHITE SOX 7
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: T IGUCHI (.248, 0-FOR-2)

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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JUAN URIBE (9) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF KENNY ROGERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 5, CHI WHITE SOX 6
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: T HALL (.203, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. White SoxJul 25 9:34 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY RYAN RABURN (3) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF JOSE CONTRERAS SCORED MIKE RABELO AND CURTIS
    GRANDERSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 5, CHI WHITE SOX 5
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.291, 0-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. White SoxJul 25 9:29 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JOSH FIELDS (8) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF KENNY ROGERS SCORED PAUL KONERKO.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 2, CHI WHITE SOX 5
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: S PODSEDNIK (.253, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. White SoxJul 25 9:14 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN RABURN (2) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF JOSE CONTRERAS.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 2, CHI WHITE SOX 3
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.292, 0-FOR-1)

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    MIKE RABELO HIT INTO DOUBLE PLAY SCORING CARLOS GUILLEN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.241, 12 HR, 46 RBI)

    Tigers vs. White SoxJul 25 8:39 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JERMAINE DYE (17) TO CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 1ST OFF KENNY ROGERS SCORED JIM THOME AND PAUL KONERKO.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 0, CHI WHITE SOX 3
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J FIELDS (.247, 7 HR, 26 RBI)

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