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Ordonez's two homers helps Tigers crush Twins

May 25, 2008 - 5:00 AM DETROIT (Ticker) -- The fans at Comerica Park would like to see more performances like this from their beloved Detroit Tigers.

Magglio Ordonez homered twice and drove in a season-best six runs as the Tigers erupted for a convincing 19-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.

With arguably one of the most potent lineups in the American League, Detroit has been one of the major disappointments offensively this season. However, scoring has not been a problem for the club in the past few games.

The reigning American League batting champion, Ordonez got things started in the first inning with a two-run shot off Twins starter Boof Bonser (2-6). Ordonez struck again two frames later with a two-run double to right, snapping a 2-2 tie.

The 34-year-old Ordonez completed his impressive outing with his second two-run blast of the game during a six-run fourth as the Tigers extended the lead to 12-3. It completed his second multi-homer contest of the season.

"He's an outstanding hitter, and when he's zeroed in or locked in, he led the (American League) in hitting," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. "That pretty much says it all."

Nate Robertson (3-5) benefited from the abundant support, allowing three runs and seven hits with four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings for his first home win since August 12.

Leyland felt the offensive support helped Robertson a lot.

"It gave him a chance to relax, obviously, and pitch a little bit," Leyland said. "I think that's a good thing, because that's the same thing you have to do in tight games. You have to be able to concentrate, but you also have to be relaxed. I think concentration and relaxation are keys to a lot of guys that have success in this game."

The 6-2 lefthander also ended his personal three-game winless streak while improving to 8-8 lifetime against Minnesota.

Ordonez was not the lone offensive star in this one.

Gary Sheffield collected three RBI and rookie Matt Joyce drove in two runs for the Tigers, who pounded out 17 hits for their fourth win in five games.

It's one of those nights where everything you hit hard falls in, and you keep sending them up there," Leyland said. "There's nothing you can do about it, no matter which team you are."

"You see these guys over there, they've got a lineup that will just absolutely kill you if you don't make good pitches, and we saw that," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We didn't make good pitches and they kept scoring and scoring and scoring."

Bonser surrendered nine runs and seven hits in just three-plus frames. It was the righthander's shortest outing since going 2 2/3 innings in a loss at Cleveland on July 27.

Minnesota reliever Brian Bass also was abused, giving up seven runs and seven hits in just 1 1/3 frames.

Twins rookie Matt Macri shined in his major league debut, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.






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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 2
    DETROIT 2 0 4 6 7 0 0 0 x 19 17 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIN - BOOF BONSER, BRIAN BASS (4TH), JUAN RINCON (5TH), DENNYS REYES
    (8TH) AND JOE MAUER, MIKE REDMOND (6TH)
    DET - NATE ROBERTSON, AQUILINO LOPEZ (7TH) AND IVAN
    RO

    May 24 9:58 PM
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    Twins 3, Tigers 19  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 24 9:26 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAMON SANTIAGO SCORED BRANDON INGE AND MATTHEW
    JOYCE.
    SITUATION: 7 RUNS IN, R SANTIAGO ON FIRST, I RODRIGUEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    DETROIT 19 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.250, 2-FOR-4, RBI)

    Twins 3, Tigers 19  Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 24 9:03 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATTHEW JOYCE SCORED GARY SHEFFIELD AND MAGGLIO
    ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, M JOYCE ON FIRST, B INGE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    DETROIT 17 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: I RODRIGUEZ (.276, 2-FOR-3)

    Twins 3, Tigers 17  Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 24 8:59 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY JUAN RINCON ALLOWED PLACIDO POLANCO TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, B INGE ON FIRST, M ORDONEZ ON SECOND, G
    SHEFFIELD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    DETROIT 15 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M JOYCE (.244, 0-FOR-3)

    Twins 3, Tigers 15  Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 24 8:58 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARY SHEFFIELD SCORED RAMON SANTIAGO AND CURTIS
    GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G SHEFFIELD ON FIRST, P POLANCO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    DETROIT 14 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.330, 3-FOR-3, 2 HR, 6 RBI)

    Twins 3, Tigers 14  Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 24 8:50 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ (9) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF BRIAN BASS SCORED GARY SHEFFIELD.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3, DETROIT 12
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M CABRERA (.286, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Twins 3, Tigers 12  Bot 4, 0 OutsMay 24 8:31 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARY SHEFFIELD SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, G SHEFFIELD ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    DETROIT 10 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.326, 2-FOR-2, HR, 4 RBI)

    Twins 3, Tigers 10  Bot 4, 0 OutsMay 24 8:30 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY PLACIDO POLANCO SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, P POLANCO ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    DETROIT 9 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.198, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins 3, Tigers 9  Bot 4, 0 OutsMay 24 8:29 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CURTIS GRANDERSON SCORED RAMON SANTIAGO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C GRANDERSON ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    DETROIT 8 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: P POLANCO (.283, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Twins 3, Tigers 8  Bot 4, 0 OutsMay 24 8:24 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY BOOF BONSER ALLOWED IVAN RODRIGUEZ TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R SANTIAGO ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    DETROIT 7 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.235, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins 3, Tigers 7  Bot 4, 0 OutsMay 24 8:23 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT MACRI SCORED DELMON YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M MACRI ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    DETROIT 6 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: B HARRIS (.252, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins 3, Tigers 6  Top 4, 0 OutsMay 24 8:11 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS GUILLEN SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C GUILLEN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    DETROIT 6 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M JOYCE (.256, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins 2, Tigers 6  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 24 8:01 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIGUEL CABRERA SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    DETROIT 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.285, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins 2, Tigers 5  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 24 7:57 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED RAMON SANTIAGO AND PLACIDO
    POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M ORDONEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    DETROIT 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M CABRERA (.282, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins 2, Tigers 4  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 24 7:56 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ALEXI CASILLA (2) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF NATE ROBERTSON SCORED MATT MACRI.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2, DETROIT 2
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MAUER (.335, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins 2, Tigers 2  Top 3, 0 OutsMay 24 7:41 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ (8) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF BOOF BONSER SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0, DETROIT 2
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M CABRERA (.283, 7 HR, 26 RBI)

    Twins 0, Tigers 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 24 7:17 PM
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