Final
  for this game

Tigers seek third straight win vs. Devil Rays

Aug 8, 2007 - 1:16 PM Tampa Bay (42-70) at Detroit (63-49) 7:05 pm EDT

DETROIT (Ticker) - The Detroit Tigers look for their third straight win Wednesday when they continue a four-game series against the lowly Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Detroit has won consecutive games for the first time since a four-game run from July 15-19. The Tigers are one-half game behind Cleveland (64-49) in the American League Central Division.

Rookie Ryan Raburn collected two RBI and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth as Detroit posted a 9-6 win on Tuesday. The Tigers won despite squandering a 6-1 lead.

Detroit's Chad Durbin (7-3, 4.36 ERA) gets the call to the hill in place of Andrew Miller, who was put the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.

The 29-year-old Durbin is making his first start since defeating the Washington Nationals on June 19, when he limited them to one run and five runs in six innings.

Tampa Bay counters with James Shields (8-7, 4.45), who allowed three runs and six hits in 6 2/3 frames of a 3-1 setback to the Baltimore Orioles in his last outing. The righthander is just 2-7 since winning his first six decisions.

On May 30, Shields pitched a complete game in a 5-3 win over Detroit.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 7 16 0
    DETROIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TAM - JAMES SHIELDS, GARY GLOVER (8TH), GRANT BALFOUR (9TH) AND
    DIONER NAVARRO
    DET - CHAD DURBIN, MACAY MCBRIDE (5TH), JASON GRILLI
    (6TH), BOBBY SEAY (8TH), ZACH M

    Aug 8 10:04 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS PENA SCORED DIONER NAVARRO AND AKINORI
    IWAMURA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C PENA ON FIRST, B UPTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 7
    DETROIT 1 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.297, 3-FOR-3, SF, 2 RBI)

    Rays vs. TigersAug 8 9:33 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DIONER NAVARRO (5) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF MACAY MCBRIDE SCORED BEN ZOBRIST.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5, DETROIT 1
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: A IWAMURA (.290, 1-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. TigersAug 8 8:46 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DELMON YOUNG SCORED DIONER NAVARRO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D YOUNG ON FIRST, B UPTON ON SECOND, C
    CRAWFORD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    DETROIT 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B HARRIS (.301, 1-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. TigersAug 8 8:22 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY PLACIDO POLANCO (7) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF JAMES SHIELDS.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2, DETROIT 1
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.292, 1-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. TigersAug 8 8:03 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TAM - JAMES SHIELDS
    DET - CHAD DURBIN

    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.300, 16 HR, 54 RBI)
    P POLANCO (.346, 6 HR, 49 RBI)
    G SHEFFIELD (.290, 23 HR, 6

    Rays vs. TigersAug 8 7:18 PM