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Tigers blaze past A's
A's falter in finale
After an impressive come-from-behind victory on Saturday, Oakland struggled from the start in the series finale against Detroit on Sunday. Three A's errors resulted in three runs scored, while starter Esteban Loaiza gave up five earned runs in just three innings.
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Tigers 8, Athletics 4
Placido Polanco throws his bat after getting struck in the face by a pitch in the first inning. (Carlos Osorio/AP)
Series at a glance:
Tigers start off strong
Detroit jumped out to an early lead, scoring six runs in the first inning, to easily overpower Oakland in the series finale on Sunday. Second baseman Placido Polanco exited the game after his first at-bat, getting struck in the left jaw by a wayward pitch.
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 Guillen's RBI Double
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 23, 2006
OAK
Oakland (51-47)
Lost 1
Detroit 8, Oakland 4   DET
Detroit (66-32)
Won 1
July 23, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0   4 6 3
Detroit
6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 X   8 11 1
Standings thru 7/23/06  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Tigers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C3000101.272
Kielty, LF4112001.294
Bradley, RF4010012.276
Thomas, DH2000021.244
  a-Melhuse, PH-DH2000012.216
Payton, CF4000000.286
Swisher, 1B4000010.255
Scutaro, SS4121000.226
Ellis, 2B4110001.218
Perez, 3B3111000.099
Totals34464158 

a-Grounded out for Thomas in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Perez (4, Robertson).
HR: Kielty (4, 3rd inning off Robertson, 1 on, 1 out), Scutaro (3, 7th inning off Robertson, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kielty 4; Bradley; Scutaro 5; Ellis; Perez 2.
RBI: Perez (7), Kielty 2 (20), Scutaro (21).
2-out RBI: Scutaro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Melhuse.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Swisher 2 (6, fielding, throw), Scutaro (7, throw).
DP: (Perez-Ellis-Swisher).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5121012.282
Polanco, 2B0000000.295
  1-Infante, PR-2B3100011.254
Rodriguez, C5110001.313
Ordonez, RF4222000.305
Guillen, SS3132100.301
Thames, LF4000016.279
Young, 1B3101001.186
  Shelton, 1B1000000.270
Monroe, DH3001010.247
Inge, 3B4131000.239
Totals3581181411 


1-Ran for Polanco in the 1st.

BATTING
2B: Guillen (28, Loaiza), Granderson (22, Loaiza).
3B: Guillen (3, Gaudin).
TB: Granderson 3; Rodriguez; Ordonez 2; Guillen 6; Inge 3.
RBI: Ordonez 2 (68), Guillen 2 (59), Young (7), Monroe (49), Inge (53), Granderson (46).
2-out RBI: Inge; Guillen; Granderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thames 3; Infante.
SF: Monroe.
GIDP: Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Zumaya (1, throw).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loaiza (L, 4-6)3.08850206.75
Gaudin 2.02000103.49
Saarloos 2.01001005.15
Sauerbeck 1.00000104.64
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robertson (W, 9-6)7.05440323.70
Zumaya 2.01001202.37

HBP: Polanco (by Loaiza), Infante (by Sauerbeck).
Pitches-strikes: Loaiza 70-48, Gaudin 27-20, Saarloos 34-19, Sauerbeck 8-7, Robertson 87-53, Zumaya 36-22.
Ground outs-fly outs: Loaiza 1-6, Gaudin 3-2, Saarloos 3-3, Sauerbeck 2-0, Robertson 11-7, Zumaya 1-3.
Batters faced: Loaiza 20, Gaudin 8, Saarloos 8, Sauerbeck 3, Robertson 26, Zumaya 9.
EjectionsOakland Athletics designated hitter Frank Thomas ejected by HP umpire Adam Dowdy. (6th).
Umpires: HP: Adam Dowdy. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Larry Young. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 4 mph, Varies.
T: 2:18.
Att: 40,355.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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