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Ordonez, Guillen fuel White Sox in rout

Sep 30, 2007 - 10:18 PM By Rob Czajkowskyj PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

CHICAGO (Ticker) - Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen powered the Detroit Tigers to a 13-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday in the season finale for both teams.

Ordonez went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Guillen belted a pair of two-run doubles as the Tigers scored seven runs in the seventh inning to salt the game.

"Perfect day. Absolutely perfect. It couldn't have worked out better," Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "Everyone did what they were supposed to do. It couldn't have been a better day. It was a great day for the Tigers fans who came here. It was a great way to end the season."

Curtis Granderson went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases for Detroit.

Guillen doubled to right field to plate Ramon Santiago and Granderson to start the seventh-inning onslaught.

Marcus Thames also plated a pair with his double before Mike Rabelo smashed his first career home run to extend the lead to 11-3.

Ordonez started the scoring when he hit a double to left field to score Granderson in the first inning. Ordonez entered the game with a .360 batting average, tops in the American League.

"I stayed focused. You always have your goals, but this time I surpassed my goals," Tigers outfielder Ordonez said. "I try to play hard and do my best."

Guillen belted a two-run homer in the third to extend the Tigers' lead to 3-0.

The blast plated Placido Polanco, who reached 200 hits on the season after his single off White Sox starter Jose Contreras.

"My friends and teammates showed that they really wanted me to get it (200th hit) so bad," Polanco said. "It makes me happy."

Brandon Inge added to the rout with a single in the eighth inning which scored Ryan Raburn, who came in to pinch-run for Ordonez.

Jermaine Dye helped the White Sox get on the board with a single to center field which scored Josh Fields, cutting the lead 3-1 during the fourth inning.

Fields deposited a shot into the center field seats just out of reach of Granderson's glove, scoring Jerry Owens to bring the White Sox within a run during the fifth inning at 4-3.

Nate Robertson (9-13) earned the win allowing eight hits, two strikeouts and three runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Contreras (10-17), who earned the loss went 6 1/3 innings, giving up five runs and nine hits with two strikeouts.

"It was a tough season," Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said. "We finished off the season the way we started, real bad. I take full responsibility for what happened.

"I feel proud of my players. They played real bad, they performed poorly but they showed up with the same attitude. Unfortunately, we didn't get it done."








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    DETROIT 1 0 2 0 1 0 7 1 1 13 18 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 9 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: DET - NATE ROBERTSON, JASON GRILLI (7TH) AND MIKE RABELO
    CHA - JOSE CONTRERAS, MIKE MYERS (7TH), MIKE MACDOUGAL
    (7TH), HEATH PHILLIPS (7TH), MATT THORNTON (9TH) AND

    Sep 30 5:11 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN RABURN SCORED OMAR INFANTE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R RABURN ON FIRST, C GRANDERSON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 13
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C MAYBIN (.146, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. White SoxSep 30 4:57 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED RYAN RABURN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B INGE ON FIRST, M RABELO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 12
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: R SANTIAGO (.288, 1-FOR-4)

    Tigers vs. White SoxSep 30 4:41 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MIKE RABELO (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF MIKE MACDOUGAL SCORED BRENT CLEVLEN.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11, CHI WHITE SOX 3
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.235, 1-FOR-3)

    Tigers vs. White SoxSep 30 4:05 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MARCUS THAMES SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ AND CAMERON
    MAYBIN.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, M THAMES ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 9
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M RABELO (.251, 1-FOR-3)

    Tigers vs. White SoxSep 30 4:04 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SEAN CASEY SCORED CARLOS GUILLEN.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, S CASEY ON FIRST, M ORDONEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 7
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M THAMES (.239, 0-FOR-3)

    Tigers vs. White SoxSep 30 3:57 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CARLOS GUILLEN SCORED RAMON SANTIAGO AND CURTIS
    GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C GUILLEN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 6
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.362, 2-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Tigers vs. White SoxSep 30 3:56 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JOSH FIELDS (23) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF NATE ROBERTSON SCORED JERRY OWENS.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 4, CHI WHITE SOX 3
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: L TERRERO (.235, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. White SoxSep 30 3:31 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M ORDONEZ ON FIRST, C GUILLEN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 4
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.295, 0-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. White SoxSep 30 3:22 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JERMAINE DYE SCORED JOSH FIELDS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J DYE ON FIRST, P KONERKO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 3
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: S PODSEDNIK (.246, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. White SoxSep 30 3:08 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CARLOS GUILLEN (21) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF JOSE CONTRERAS SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 3, CHI WHITE SOX 0
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.361, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Tigers vs. White SoxSep 30 2:45 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    DETROIT 1 1 2 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: DET - NATE ROBERTSON
    CHA - JOSE CONTRERAS

    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J OWENS (.264, 1 HR, 17 RBI)
    J FIELDS (.241, 22 HR, 65 RBI)
    J THOME (.274, 35 HR, 96

    Tigers vs. White SoxSep 30 2:15 PM
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