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Tigers pound Glavine to take series from Mets

Jun 10, 2007 - 9:53 PM DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Detroit Tigers scored six runs in the fifth inning and held off the New York Mets from there for a 15-7 victory on Sunday.

Detroit slugger Gary Sheffield had four hits, falling a double shy of hitting for the cycle.

He had a home run, a triple and two singles in the win.

"I heard of couple of fans yell for me to get the cycle," Sheffield said. "I was going for it in that last at-bat. Anytime you have a chance at that kind of accomplishment, you have to go after it. But with a sinker-ball pitcher, I was lucky to make contact."

Brandon Inge, Craig Monroe, Ivan Rodriguez and Placido Polanco finished with three hits apiece in Detroit's 21-hit attack.

That gave Detroit rookie lefthander Andrew Miller his second win in as many career starts, while Mets lefthander Tom Glavine (5-4) took the loss.

Miller, 22, pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five.

"It's always easier on the pitcher when they score a lot of runs for you," Miller said. "I got us in a hole early, but I was able to pound my fastball and put zeroes on the board for a few innings.

"The most important thing was the win for us. I threw way too many pitches and I needed to go deeper into the game then I did."

Glavine allowed nine runs on 11 hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. The 41-year-old struck out a pair. It was the fourth time in Glavine's career that he allowed nine runs in a game, with the last time coming in 1999 in Milwaukee.

"It was a bad day," Glavine said. "I made some mistakes and they made me pay for it. I didn't feel like I had terrible stuff, but certainly not my best.

"One of those days where no matter what you tried to do, or whatever adjustments you tried to make, it didn't work."

Polanco led off the fifth with a single for the Tigers, and Sheffield followed with a triple to center field to make it 5-3 in favor of the Tigers. After an out, Omar Infante reached on a bunt single to score Sheffield, and Rodriguez followed with a double to right field, moving Infante to third.

Sean Casey promptly singled to right, plating both Infante and Rodriguez making it 8-3 to chase Glavine from the game. Inge, who had a career-high five RBI, greeted Mets reliever Aaron Sele with a two-run homer over the left-field wall to give Detroit a 10-3 lead.

"It's funny," Inge said. "I'm just trying to make it and the hits just keep coming. When I feel good, I can't buy a hit but now that I'm feeling a little bad (broken toe), I'm making good contact and the ball is finding the holes."

The Mets got back within 10-6 as Carlos Gomez hit a three-run shot off Jason Grilli for his first major league homer.

"It was just one of those days," Mets catcher Paul La Duca said. "They're good two-strike hitters. They're just swinging the bats well."

Detroit made it 11-6 in the sixth with an RBI single by Infante.

"We're are good hitting team," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "We capitalized on the other teams mistakes. We whacked the ball around pretty good this weekend."

David Wright opened the scoring by smacking a three-run homer off Miller in the first inning to give the Mets a quick 3-0 lead. The home run extended Wright's hitting streak to 12 games.

The Tigers got on the board in the bottom half of the first on Sheffield's 17th homer, and pulled within a run in the second on an RBI single by Inge.

Rodriguez tripled home Polanco and Infante in the third inning to put the Tigers ahead 4-3.

A double by Damion Easley in the eighth inning accounted for New York's final run.

The Tigers tacked on four runs in the eighth, keyed by a two-run single from Inge.

Detroit shortstop Carlos Guillen left the game in the bottom of the third inning with a left hamstring spasm.








  • ML
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 7 10 0
    DETROIT 1 1 2 0 6 1 0 4 x 15 21 3 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYM - TOM GLAVINE, AARON SELE (5TH), JOE SMITH (8TH) AND PAUL LO
    DUCA
    DET - ANDREW MILLER, JASON GRILLI (6TH), TIM BYRDAK
    (6TH), FERNANDO RODNEY (8TH), YORMAN BAZA

    Jun 10 4:35 PM


  • ML
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CURTIS GRANDERSON SCORED CRAIG MONROE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C GRANDERSON ON FIRST, B INGE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 7
    DETROIT 15 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: P POLANCO (.350, 3-FOR-5)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 4:27 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED IVAN RODRIGUEZ AND SEAN
    CASEY.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, B INGE ON FIRST, C MONROE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 7
    DETROIT 14 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.285, 0-FOR-5)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 4:26 PM


  • ML
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CRAIG MONROE SCORED OMAR INFANTE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C MONROE ON FIRST, S CASEY ON SECOND, I
    RODRIGUEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 7
    DETROIT 12 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.238, 2-FOR-3, HBP, HR, 3 RBI)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 4:23 PM


  • ML
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DAMION EASLEY SCORED JOSE REYES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D EASLEY ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 7
    DETROIT 11 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: C BELTRAN (.285, 1-FOR-4)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 4:02 PM


  • ML
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY OMAR INFANTE SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O INFANTE ON FIRST, G SHEFFIELD ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 6
    DETROIT 11 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: I RODRIGUEZ (.296, 2-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 3:30 PM


  • ML
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY CARLOS GOMEZ (1) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF JASON GRILLI SCORED JULIO FRANCO AND BEN JOHNSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 6, DETROIT 10
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: J REYES (.308, 1-FOR-3)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 3:11 PM


  • ML
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BRANDON INGE (10) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF AARON SELE SCORED SEAN CASEY.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3, DETROIT 10
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.288, 0-FOR-3)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 3:00 PM


  • ML
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SEAN CASEY SCORED OMAR INFANTE AND IVAN
    RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, S CASEY ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3
    DETROIT 8 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C MONROE (.237, 1-FOR-2)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 2:54 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    BUNT SINGLE BY OMAR INFANTE SCORED GARY SHEFFIELD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, O INFANTE ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3
    DETROIT 6 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: I RODRIGUEZ (.293, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 2:51 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY GARY SHEFFIELD SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G SHEFFIELD ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3
    DETROIT 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M THAMES (.250, 0-FOR-2)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 2:46 PM


  • ML
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY IVAN RODRIGUEZ SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO AND OMAR
    INFANTE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, I RODRIGUEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3
    DETROIT 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.278, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 2:14 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED IVAN RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B INGE ON FIRST, S CASEY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3
    DETROIT 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.290, 0-FOR-1)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 1:43 PM


  • ML
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GARY SHEFFIELD (17) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF TOM GLAVINE.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3, DETROIT 1
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M THAMES (.256, 4 HR, 15 RBI)

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 1:22 PM
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    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 1:19 PM


  • ML
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 3 3 3 0
    DETROIT 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: NYM - TOM GLAVINE
    DET - ANDREW MILLER

    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.291, 8 HR, 32 RBI)
    P POLANCO (.345, 1 HR, 32 RBI)
    G SHEFFIELD (.270, 16 HR, 4

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 1:16 PM
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    fenwayphil Added 5 roots

    Mets vs. TigersJun 10 11:45 AM