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All-Star righthanders square off in Detroit

Aug 11, 2007 - 1:29 PM Oakland (56-60) at Detroit (63-52) 7:05 pm EDT

DETROIT (Ticker) -- A pair of All-Stars square off when Dan Haren and the Oakland Athletics face Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

After both hurlers were teammates in the Midsummer Classic, the duo faced off on July 31 in Oakland, with Haren (13-3, 2.46 ERA) getting the best of Verlander (11-4, 3.60)

Since the All-Star break, Haren has continued his strong first half, going 3-0 with a 3.13 ERA. Verlander has hit the skids, going 1-1 with a 5.23 ERA.

Haren is 1-2 with a 4.78 ERA in four lifetime starts against the Tigers.

Verlander is 1-2 with a 2.84 ERA in four career starts vs. Oakland. He will be aiming to halt a stretch that has seen the Tigers pitch to a 6.74 ERA over the last 21 contests.

In a slugfest on Friday, Jack Cust belted a grand slam and knocked in seven runs to power Oakland to a 16-10 win.

The reeling Tigers, who have lost 11 of their last 14 games, have fallen 1 1/2 games back of Cleveland in the American League Central Division.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
    DETROIT 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 x 5 12 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: OAK - DAN HAREN, SANTIAGO CASILLA (7TH), JAY MARSHALL (8TH) AND KURT
    SUZUKI, ROB BOWEN (8TH)
    DET - JUSTIN VERLANDER, BOBBY SEAY (7TH), AQUILINO
    LOPEZ (7TH), FERNAN

    Aug 11 10:06 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED SEAN CASEY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B INGE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    DETROIT 5 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.300, 1-FOR-4)

    Athletics vs. TigersAug 11 9:56 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY OMAR INFANTE SCORED IVAN RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S CASEY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    DETROIT 4 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.240, 0-FOR-3)

    Athletics vs. TigersAug 11 9:55 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ (19) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF DAN HAREN SCORED GARY SHEFFIELD.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2, DETROIT 3
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.308, 0-FOR-2)

    Athletics vs. TigersAug 11 8:51 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SHANNON STEWART SCORED KURT SUZUKI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S STEWART ON FIRST, T BUCK ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    DETROIT 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: N SWISHER (.247, 0-FOR-2)

    Athletics vs. TigersAug 11 8:26 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JACK CUST SCORED TRAVIS BUCK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CUST ON FIRST, S STEWART ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    DETROIT 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M ELLIS (.265, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics vs. TigersAug 11 7:53 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MARCUS THAMES (13) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF DAN HAREN.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0, DETROIT 1
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.291, 24 HR, 69 RBI)

    Athletics vs. TigersAug 11 7:23 PM