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Rodriguez, Casey help Bonderman win seventh straight

Jun 16, 2007 - 4:09 AM PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia Phillies displayed plenty of power, but Ivan Rodriguez and Sean Casey were electric for the Detroit Tigers.

Rodriguez went 3-for-5 and drove in five runs and Casey collected four hits and three RBI as the Tigers offset five home runs by the Phillies and helped Jeremy Bonderman extend his winning streak to a career-high seven games with a 12-8 triumph on Friday.

Curtis Granderson added two hits and scored three times for the Tigers, who have won four of six games and improved to 7-3 in interleague play this season.

"It is not very often that you give up five home runs and win the game, but we are a good offensive club, too," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said.

Entering with wins in seven of their previous nine contests, the Phillies began their power surge in the very first inning as Jimmy Rollins led off the frame with his 12th homer of the season. Reigning National League MVP Ryan Howard added a solo shot with two outs for a 2-0 lead.

But after knotting the contest in the second inning, Detroit moved ahead for good with a five-run outburst in the fifth. Bonderman ignited the rally with a leadoff infield single, and Granderson and former Phillie Placido Polanco followed with base hits to load the bases.

"They have just as much offense as we do. From top to bottom, they're a great team. Sometimes you get outpowered," Howard said.

Gary Sheffield gave the Tigers a 3-2 edge with a sacrifice fly before Magglio Ordonez delivered a two-run double. After Carlos Guillen struck out, Rodriguez launched a 1-2 offering from Philadelphia starter Jon Lieber over the center field wall for his seventh blast of the campaign and a 7-2 advantage.

"Those are things we have been doing all year, getting key hits in key situations," Rodriguez said. "When we need a base hit, either Magglio, myself or Gary, or the other guys in the lineup come through, and we have to keep doing that."

"They got a real good offense," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "A lot of their hitters put the ball in play. They don't strike out a whole lot. Those are tough hitters. They got a good, balanced lineup."

Rollins belted his second homer of the game - also a solo shot - in the fifth, but Casey followed Rodriguez's two-run single in the sixth with a double that plated two more, providing Detroit with an 11-3 cushion.

Gregg Dobbs hit a solo blast with two outs in the sixth and Shane Victorino swatted a two-run shot off reliever Tim Byrdak in the seventh for the Phillies' season-high fifth home run of the game.

Rollins plated Carlos Ruiz with a triple after the catcher hit an RBI double in the eighth, drawing Philadelphia within 12-8.

But it was not enough to prevent Bonderman from winning his seventh consecutive start after beginning the season with five no-decisions.

"I pitched well in a couple of them, and others I pitched decent, giving up runs late," Bonderman said. "I have a great team behind me, and they make plays and get me a whole bunch of runs. All I have to do is go out there and give them a chance to win."

Bonderman (7-0) again benefited from superb offensive support, gaining the victory despite allowing five runs and nine hits -including four homers - in six-plus innings. The Tigers have scored a total of 72 runs during the winning streak by Bonderman, who walked one and struck out five.

"Sometimes it just happens," Casey said of Bonderman's run support. "Guys fall into this slot where your offense is getting you runs when you are pitching, and this is just one of those runs for him."

"He was not at his best, but he was OK," Leyland said. "The four home runs were solo shots."

Coming off a three-hit gem he tossed against Kansas City on Saturday, Lieber (3-5) suffered his third loss in four outings. The veteran righthander was reached for seven runs - six earned - and 10 hits in five innings.

"I lost us the ballgame tonight," Lieber said. "That's it. I just stunk. I blew it for this ballclub."

"It was big for us to put up the runs tonight," Casey said. "They put up a lot of runs, too, so for us to get off to a good start is good. We know it is one win and it is a long road trip coming up. Tomorrow, we have to come out and do it again."








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    DETROIT 0 2 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 12 14 0
    PHILADELPHIA 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 8 13 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: DET - JEREMY BONDERMAN, TIM BYRDAK (7TH), FERNANDO RODNEY (8TH),
    BOBBY SEAY (9TH), TODD JONES (9TH) AND IVAN RODRIGUEZ
    PHI - JON LIEBER, FRANCISCO ROSARIO (6TH), JO

    Jun 15 10:29 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY JIMMY ROLLINS SCORED CARLOS RUIZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J ROLLINS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 12
    PHILADELPHIA 8 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: S VICTORINO (.273, 2-FOR-4, HR, 2 RBI)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 10:12 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CARLOS RUIZ SCORED GREG DOBBS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C RUIZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 12
    PHILADELPHIA 7 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J ROLLINS (.281, 2-FOR-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 9:54 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY SHANE VICTORINO (6) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF TIM BYRDAK SCORED CARLOS RUIZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 12, PHILADELPHIA 6
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: C UTLEY (.313, 1-FOR-3)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 9:41 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY GARY SHEFFIELD SCORED CURTIS
    GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G SHEFFIELD ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 12
    PHILADELPHIA 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.366, 1-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 9:21 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GREG DOBBS (7) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    6TH OFF JEREMY BONDERMAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11, PHILADELPHIA 4
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R BARAJAS (.209, 0-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 9:13 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY SEAN CASEY SCORED CARLOS GUILLEN AND IVAN
    RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, S CASEY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11
    PHILADELPHIA 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.252, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 9:05 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY IVAN RODRIGUEZ SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON AND
    MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, I RODRIGUEZ ON FIRST, C GUILLEN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 9
    PHILADELPHIA 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.291, 3-FOR-3, RBI)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 9:02 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JIMMY ROLLINS (13) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF JEREMY BONDERMAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 7, PHILADELPHIA 3
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: S VICTORINO (.271, 1-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 8:44 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY IVAN RODRIGUEZ (7) TO CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF JON LIEBER SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO AND MAGGLIO
    ORDONEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 7, PHILADELPHIA 2
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.287, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 8:35 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M ORDONEZ ON SECOND, P POLANCO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 4
    PHILADELPHIA 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.307, 1-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 8:29 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY GARY SHEFFIELD SCORED JEREMY BONDERMAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P POLANCO ON FIRST, C GRANDERSON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 3
    PHILADELPHIA 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.364, 0-FOR-2)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 8:27 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY JON LIEBER ALLOWED IVAN RODRIGUEZ TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, S CASEY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 2
    PHILADELPHIA 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.285, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 7:35 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SEAN CASEY SCORED CARLOS GUILLEN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S CASEY ON FIRST, I RODRIGUEZ ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 1
    PHILADELPHIA 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.255, 11 HR, 31 RBI)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 7:29 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN HOWARD (14) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF JEREMY BONDERMAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 0, PHILADELPHIA 2
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: A ROWAND (.318, 9 HR, 35 RBI)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 7:21 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JIMMY ROLLINS (12) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF JEREMY BONDERMAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 0, PHILADELPHIA 1
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: S VICTORINO (.269, 5 HR, 23 RBI)

    Tigers vs. PhilliesJun 15 7:16 PM