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Tigers look to regain momentum, host Devil Rays

Aug 6, 2007 - 1:03 PM Tampa Bay (42-68) at Detroit (61-49) 7:05 pm EDT

DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Detroit Tigers hope to put an end to their worst stretch of the season when they open a four-game series with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Monday.

The Tigers have lost a season-high five consecutive games, their worst run since dropping the final five game of the 2006 regular season. Detroit has not lost six consecutive games since enduring an eight-game skid from September 16-23, 2005.

Despite the recent slump, the Tigers remain in good standing in the American League Central, beginning the day just one-half game behind the Cleveland Indians.

Detroit starter Justin Verlander (11-4, 3.49 ERA) will be looking for his first win in three starts. In four starts since the All-Star break, the 6-5 righthander is 1-1 with a 5.04 ERA.

Edwin Jackson (2-11, 6.56) takes the mound for the Devil Rays, who have lost 11 of their last 15 games. After starting the year 0-8, the 23-year-old is 2-3 in his last eight starts.

On his 26th birthday, Tampa Bay's Carl Crawford had three hits, including a home run, in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles. He is batting .443 in his last 16 games.

Detroit designated hitter Sean Casey was removed from Sunday's loss against the Chicago White Sox after being hit in the left elbow by a pitch. He said he was sore but did not expect to miss any time.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
    DETROIT 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 x 6 13 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TAM - EDWIN JACKSON, GARY GLOVER (7TH), GRANT BALFOUR (7TH), SCOTT
    DOHMANN (8TH) AND JOSH PAUL
    DET - JUSTIN VERLANDER, MACAY MCBRIDE (7TH), ZACH MINER
    (7TH), FERNA

    Aug 6 10:06 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED RYAN RABURN.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, B INGE ON FIRST, M RABELO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4
    DETROIT 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.298, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Rays vs. TigersAug 6 9:38 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN RABURN SCORED CARLOS GUILLEN.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R RABURN ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4
    DETROIT 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M RABELO (.278, 0-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. TigersAug 6 9:27 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY CARLOS GUILLEN SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C GUILLEN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4
    DETROIT 4 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: R RABURN (.333, 0-FOR-3, RBI)

    Rays vs. TigersAug 6 9:26 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY SEAN CASEY (3) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    7TH OFF GARY GLOVER.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4, DETROIT 3
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.351, 2-FOR-2, BB)

    Rays vs. TigersAug 6 9:23 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY B.J. UPTON (16) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF JUSTIN VERLANDER SCORED AKINORI IWAMURA AND CARL
    CRAWFORD.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4, DETROIT 2
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C PENA (.281, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Rays vs. TigersAug 6 8:33 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY RYAN RABURN SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C GUILLEN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 1
    DETROIT 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M RABELO (.283, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. TigersAug 6 8:04 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS GUILLEN SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C GUILLEN ON FIRST, M ORDONEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 1
    DETROIT 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: R RABURN (.357, 3 HR, 10 RBI)

    Rays vs. TigersAug 6 7:28 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TAM - EDWIN JACKSON
    DET - JUSTIN VERLANDER

    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.297, 16 HR, 53 RBI)
    P POLANCO (.346, 6 HR, 48 RBI)
    S CASEY (.293, 2 H

    Rays vs. TigersAug 6 7:17 PM