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Verlander, Inge dazzle as Tigers hammer Yankees

Aug 28, 2007 - 3:52 AM DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Detroit Tigers saved the best for last.

Justin Verlander tossed seven scoreless innings and Brandon Inge drove in four runs as the Tigers blasted the New York Yankees, 16-0, in the finale of Monday's four-game series.

Rookie Ryan Raburn had three RBI and Curtis Granderson and Placido Polanco each added two runs for Detroit (71-60), which remains 2 1/2 games behind first-place Cleveland (73-57) in the American League Central standings.

"Everything went our way," Raburn said. "We really needed this win. We got good swings from everyone in our line-up. This is a big confidence booster to take on the road."

The triumph also helped Detroit earn its first series win since sweeping the Minnesota Twins in a three-game set from July 17-19 - a span of 11 series.

The second overall pick in 2004, Verlander (14-3) yielded three hits with six strikeouts to finish August with an impressive 3-1 showing. The righthander continues to be a torn in the side of New York, which is just 7-3 against Verlander all-time.

"I was fun that we were able to put up so many runs early," Verlander said. "I just wanted to attack them. I was aggressive with my fastball and worked off it with my off-speed pitches.

"Chuck (Hernandez, Tigers pitching coach) and I made some minor changes to my mechanic with my leg drive and it helped."

Taking three of four games away from the Yankees doesn't seem to impressive Tigers manager Jim Leyland.

"I really don't believe in momentum," Leyland said. "Whoever pitches better, will win the game. That how it is in this business."

The Tigers' offense was clicking on all cylinders in this one.

In the second inning, Granderson delivered an RBI double and Polanco added a run-scoring single against Yankees starter Mike Mussina (8-10) to push to lead to 3-0.

Inge's RBI double highlighted a three-run third, and an inning later, Polanco recorded his eighth homer against reliever Edwar Ramirez to make it 7-0. "It was a big win for us," Inge said. "If you don't get confidence from taking three or four from the Yankees, you probably don't have a pulse."

With the bases load in the seventh, the 30-year-old Inge struck again with a three-run double in center that just missed being a grand slam. Detroit scored six runs in the frame.

It was another horrific outing for Mussina, who was tagged for six runs and nine hits in three frames in his third straight setback. He has surrendered 19 earned runs during this slide.

"It's not good," Mussina said. "Two weeks ago, I felt like I could do anything I wanted, and now I don't feel like I can help us at all. Those are probably the worst nine innings I've pitched in my entire career.

"I can't believe that in three starts I've forgotten how to pitch after 17 years."

The poor outing by Mussina could cost the righthander his spot in the rotation as Yankees manager Joe Torre said the veteran was in danger of losing his spot last week.

"I know (Mussina's) frustrated by all this," Torre said. "We'll talk (Tuesday), (Ron) Guidry, he and I and we'll see how he's feeling. Right now, he's still in line, but we have to see. I'm not prepared to answer those questions right now not after this game."






  • mark tonight was just ridiculous, but yeah, igawa is really not an improvement. boston was big before, now it's freakin huge.

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 28 12:37 AM
  • bones can't believe the yanks are thinking about replacing the moose with igawa... not good times for the pinstripes

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 28 12:09 AM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY YANKEES 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    DETROIT 1 2 3 1 3 0 6 0 x 16 20 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYY - MIKE MUSSINA, EDWAR RAMIREZ (4TH), SEAN HENN (5TH), BRIAN
    BRUNEY (7TH) AND JORGE POSADA, JOSE MOLINA (6TH)
    DET - JUSTIN VERLANDER, ZACH MINER (8TH) AND IVAN


    Aug 27 10:14 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY CAMERON MAYBIN SCORED CURTIS
    GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, C MAYBIN ON SECOND, P POLANCO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 16 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.355, 1-FOR-3, 2 BB)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 9:53 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY WILSON BETEMIT ALLOWED BRANDON INGE TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, P POLANCO ON FIRST, C GRANDERSON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 15 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C MAYBIN (.174, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 9:52 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED IVAN RODRIGUEZ, RAMON
    SANTIAGO AND RYAN RABURN.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, B INGE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 14 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.289, 2-FOR-5, 2 RBI)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 9:44 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO RYAN RABURN SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R RABURN ON FIRST, R SANTIAGO ON SECOND, I
    RODRIGUEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 11 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.241, 2-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 9:44 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARCUS THAMES SCORED BRANDON INGE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M THAMES ON FIRST, P POLANCO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 10 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.354, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 9:01 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY CURTIS GRANDERSON SCORED RYAN RABURN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B INGE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 9 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: P POLANCO (.338, 3-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 8:56 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN RABURN SCORED RAMON SANTIAGO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R RABURN ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 8 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.239, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 8:52 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY PLACIDO POLANCO (8) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF EDWAR RAMIREZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0, DETROIT 7
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M THAMES (.245, 0-FOR-2)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 8:31 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED RYAN RABURN.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, B INGE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 6 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.291, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 8:17 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN RABURN SCORED IVAN RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R RABURN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.237, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 8:16 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY IVAN RODRIGUEZ SCORED CARLOS GUILLEN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I RODRIGUEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.281, 1-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 8:11 PM
  • mark jeez, moose is pitching like crap tonight.

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 7:55 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PLACIDO POLANCO SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, P POLANCO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M THAMES (.247, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 7:54 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CURTIS GRANDERSON SCORED SEAN CASEY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C GRANDERSON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: P POLANCO (.336, 1-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 7:51 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CARLOS GUILLEN SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M ORDONEZ ON FIRST, M THAMES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    DETROIT 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: I RODRIGUEZ (.276, 10 HR, 51 RBI)

    Yankees vs. TigersAug 27 7:32 PM
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