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Sheffield delivers in ninth as Tigers top Cards

Jun 26, 2008 - 7:10 AM DETROIT (Ticker) - Gary Sheffield drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Detroit Tigers to an 8-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.

Sheffield was activated off of the disabled list on Tuesday and hit a home run. On Wednesday, the slugger, who missed four weeks with an oblique strain, went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI single to right center field to score Clete Thomas with the winning run.

Carlos Guillen also had four hits for Detroit, including a three-run homer in the fourth that gave Detroit a 5-4 lead.

Rick Ankiel hit two homers for St. Louis, which tied the game with a run in the fifth and scored a run in the seventh and eighth innings to take the lead each time, only to see Detroit tie the game in the bottom of the frame both times.

Todd Jones (3-0) worked a perfect ninth to pick up the victory.

Thomas started off the winning rally by leading off the ninth with a double off the wall in left. Sheffield followed and ripped a 3-2 pitch from Kyle McClellan's 3-2 to plate Thomas.

McClellan (0-3) allowed a run and three hits in one inning and took the loss.

The game was delayed by rain for 2 hours and 25 minutes in the top of the fifth inning

Neither starter was particularly effective on Wednesday as Armando Galarraga allowed five runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings for Detroit and Kyle Lohse yielded five runs and 11 hits in four innings for St. Louis.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ST LOUIS 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 7 10 1
    DETROIT 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 8 19 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: STL - KYLE LOHSE, CHRIS PEREZ (5TH), JASON ISRINGHAUSEN (7TH), RANDY
    FLORES (8TH), KYLE MCCLELLAN (8TH) AND YADIER MOLINA
    DET - ARMANDO GALARRAGA, ZACH MINER (5TH),

    Jun 26 12:52 AM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARY SHEFFIELD SCORED CLETE THOMAS.
    FINAL SCORE: DETROIT 8, ST LOUIS 7

    Cardinals 7, Tigers 8  Bot 9, 0 OutsJun 26 12:52 AM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M ORDONEZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 7
    DETROIT 7 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M CABRERA (.278, 2-FOR-4)

    Cardinals 7, Tigers 7  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 26 12:38 AM
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    Cardinals 7, Tigers 7  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 26 12:38 AM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY AARON MILES SCORED BRENDAN RYAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A MILES ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 7
    DETROIT 6 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: R ANKIEL (.257, 2-FOR-2, BB, SF, 2 HR, 3 RBI)

    Cardinals 7, Tigers 6  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 26 12:24 AM
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    Cardinals 7, Tigers 6  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 26 12:24 AM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    EDGAR RENTERIA HIT INTO DOUBLE PLAY SCORING MIGUEL CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C THOMAS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 6
    DETROIT 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: I RODRIGUEZ (.276, 1-FOR-3)

    Cardinals 6, Tigers 6  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 26 12:15 AM
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    Cardinals 6, Tigers 5  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 26 12:07 AM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO YADIER MOLINA SCORED RICK ANKIEL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, Y MOLINA ON FIRST, C DUNCAN ON SECOND, T
    GLAUS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 6
    DETROIT 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: A KENNEDY (.271, 1-FOR-2, HBP)

    Cardinals 6, Tigers 5  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 26 12:03 AM
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    Cardinals 5, Tigers 5  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 25 9:50 PM
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    Cardinals 5, Tigers 5  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 25 8:47 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RICK ANKIEL (14) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF ARMANDO GALARRAGA.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 5, DETROIT 5
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: T GLAUS (.254, 0-FOR-2)

    Cardinals 5, Tigers 5  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 25 8:37 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY CARLOS GUILLEN (7) TO RIGHT WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 4TH OFF KYLE LOHSE SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON AND PLACIDO
    POLANCO.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 4, DETROIT 5
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.301, 0-FOR-2)

    Cardinals 4, Tigers 5  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 25 8:30 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY NICK STAVINOHA SCORED YADIER MOLINA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A KENNEDY ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 4
    DETROIT 2 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: B RYAN (.299, 0-FOR-1)

    Cardinals 4, Tigers 2  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 25 8:14 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RICK ANKIEL SCORED SKIP SCHUMAKER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A MILES ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 3
    DETROIT 2 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: T GLAUS (.255, 0-FOR-1)

    Cardinals 3, Tigers 2  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 25 7:51 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CURTIS GRANDERSON SCORED EDGAR RENTERIA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C GRANDERSON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 2
    DETROIT 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: P POLANCO (.317, 1-FOR-1)

    Cardinals 2, Tigers 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 25 7:41 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY ADAM KENNEDY ALLOWED GARY SHEFFIELD TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E RENTERIA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 2
    DETROIT 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: I RODRIGUEZ (.275, 3 HR, 24 RBI)

    Cardinals 2, Tigers 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 25 7:38 PM


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    DETROIT 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: STL - KYLE LOHSE
    DET - ARMANDO GALARRAGA

    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.265, 9 HR, 25 RBI)
    P POLANCO (.314, 3 HR, 27 RBI)
    C GUILLEN (.296, 6 HR,

    Cardinals 2, Tigers 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 25 7:12 PM