Final
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Tigers aim to push winning streak to four games

Sep 8, 2007 - 1:48 PM Seattle (74-65) at Detroit (76-65) 7:05 pm EDT

DETROIT (Ticker) - The Detroit Tigers look to continue their late-season surge for a playoff spot in the second game of a weekend series against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.

In Friday's series opener, Justin Verlander shined for eight innings and speedy Curtis Granderson joined an elite class as the Tigers coasted to a 6-1 victory.

Granderson's solo homer made him just the sixth player since 1900 with at least 20 homers, 20 triples and 20 doubles in a season. Kansas City's George Brett was the last to accomplish the feat in 1979.

Nate Robertson (7-11, 4.95 ERA) gets the call for Detroit, which is just three games behind the New York Yankees (79-62) in the American League wild card chase. The lefthander is seeking his first win since August 12.

In his pervious start, Robertson allowed two runs and four hits over six innings but did not figure into the decision at Oakland last Sunday. On May 9, Seattle tagged Robertson for six runs in a 9-2 win here.

The Mariners counter with Jeff Weaver (6-11, 5.85), who is just 1-4 against Detroit, which drafted the righthander 14th overall out of Fresno State in 1998. Most recently, Weaver surrendered seven runs over five frames in a loss to the Tigers on July 15.

In his last two outings, the 6-5 Weaver has allowed 10 runs and 16 hits while failing to make it out of the fifth inning.

Seattle, which has lost 12 of its last 13 games, has fallen four games behind New York in the wild card race.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 6 10 1
    DETROIT 3 0 1 1 0 3 3 1 x 12 15 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SEA - JEFF WEAVER, SEAN GREEN (6TH), RYAN ROWLAND-SMITH (7TH), SEAN
    WHITE (7TH), JORGE CAMPILLO (8TH) AND KENJI JOHJIMA
    DET - NATE ROBERTSON, ZACH MINER (5TH), FERN

    Sep 8 10:08 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY IVAN RODRIGUEZ (11) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF JORGE CAMPILLO.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 6, DETROIT 12
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: T PEREZ (.415, 2-FOR-4, 2 RBI)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 9:58 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY PLACIDO POLANCO SCORED IVAN RODRIGUEZ, BRANDON
    INGE AND CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, P POLANCO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 6
    DETROIT 11 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.273, 0-FOR-4)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 9:43 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY ADRIAN BELTRE SCORED RAUL IBANEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 6
    DETROIT 8 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R SEXSON (.206, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 9:20 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M ORDONEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 5
    DETROIT 8 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.296, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 9:11 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BRANDON INGE (14) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF JEFF WEAVER SCORED CAMERON MAYBIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 5, DETROIT 7
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.299, 2-FOR-3)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 9:01 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KENJI JOHJIMA SCORED ADRIAN BELTRE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K JOHJIMA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 5
    DETROIT 5 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J LOPEZ (.259, 0-FOR-2)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 8:37 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY PLACIDO POLANCO SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    DETROIT 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.274, 0-FOR-2)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 8:27 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY YUNIESKY BETANCOURT (9) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF NATE ROBERTSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4, DETROIT 4
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: I SUZUKI (.350, 1-FOR-2)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 8:19 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TIMO PEREZ SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T PEREZ ON FIRST, I RODRIGUEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 3
    DETROIT 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.283, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 8:12 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ADRIAN BELTRE (23) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF NATE ROBERTSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 3, DETROIT 3
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R SEXSON (.207, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 7:59 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE GUILLEN SCORED ICHIRO SUZUKI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J GUILLEN ON FIRST, J VIDRO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 2
    DETROIT 3 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R IBANEZ (.284, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 7:47 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TIMO PEREZ SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, T PEREZ ON FIRST, I RODRIGUEZ ON SECOND, C
    GUILLEN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    DETROIT 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: S CASEY (.283, 3 HR, 48 RBI)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 7:36 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY IVAN RODRIGUEZ SCORED PLACIDO POLANCO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, I RODRIGUEZ ON FIRST, C GUILLEN ON SECOND, M
    ORDONEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    DETROIT 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: T PEREZ (.405, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 7:34 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M ORDONEZ ON SECOND, P POLANCO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    DETROIT 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.297, 19 HR, 93 RBI)

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 7:30 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 1 1 0 0
    DETROIT 0 0 1 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SEA - JEFF WEAVER
    DET - NATE ROBERTSON

    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.297, 20 HR, 68 RBI)
    P POLANCO (.340, 8 HR, 59 RBI)
    G SHEFFIELD (.275, 24 HR,

    Mariners vs. TigersSep 8 7:19 PM