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Monroe slams Tigers to win
Tigers 4, Orioles 1
Justin Verlander delivers a pitch in the first inning on Wednesday night. (Gail Burton/AP)
 Monroe goes deep in the 12th
Craig Monroe broke open a scoreless contest with a two-out grand slam in the 12th inning, lifting the Tigers over the Orioles. The homer was Monroe's third hit of the game. Justin Verlander allowed three hits while striking out five over seven strong innings.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 11, 2007
HOU
CHC
PPD
DET
Detroit (5-3)
Won 2
Detroit 4, Baltimore 1   BAL
Baltimore (3-6)
Lost 2
April 11, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4   4 11 1
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 6 0
Standings thru 4/11/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Orioles Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rodriguez, C6120020.286
Polanco, 2B6000012.371
Sheffield, DH4000112.103
Ordonez, RF5120121.233
Guillen, SS4120202.300
Monroe, LF6134024.269
Thames, 1B3000012.000
  Casey, 1B2010101.192
Inge, 3B5010134.040
Granderson, CF5000024.281
Totals46411461422 

BATTING
2B: Guillen (3, Baez), Monroe (4, Williamson).
HR: Monroe (1, 12th inning off Birkins, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Rodriguez 2; Ordonez 2; Guillen 3; Monroe 7; Casey; Inge.
RBI: Monroe 4 (7).
2-out RBI: Monroe 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson 2; Guillen 2; Monroe 2; Inge.
GIDP: Thames.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Inge (1, throw).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B6000015.139
Mora, 3B6010010.244
Markakis, RF4000221.243
Tejada, SS4010001.250
Huff, 1B5010014.250
  1-Bynum, PR0000000.000
  Gomez, 1B0000000.250
Gibbons, LF5000034.200
Millar, DH4010101.222
Patterson, CF4120010.250
Bako, C4000122.105
Totals4216041118 


1-Ran for Huff in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Patterson (3, Seay), Mora (4, Seay).
TB: Mora 2; Tejada; Huff; Millar; Patterson 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts 3; Gibbons 2; Markakis.
S: Patterson.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
PB: Bako (2).
DP: (Roberts-Tejada-Huff).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander 7.03003500.00
Rodney 2.00001307.71
Ledezma (W, 1-0)2.01000300.00
Seay 0.22110005.40
Jones (S, 5)0.10000000.00
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loewen 5.05004401.80
Parrish 1.00000300.00
Bradford 1.00000003.00
Baez 1.01001108.10
Ray 1.00000207.71
Walker 1.00000201.93
Williamson 1.01000103.38
Birkins (L, 0-1)1.044411136.00

WP: Verlander.
Balk: Seay.
IBB: Casey (by Baez).
HBP: Tejada (by Verlander), Sheffield (by Loewen).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 107-66, Rodney 32-19, Ledezma 28-21, Seay 14-10, Jones 4-2, Loewen 95-52, Parrish 14-9, Bradford 9-7, Baez 19-9, Ray 15-13, Walker 13-9, Williamson 9-7, Birkins 32-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 8-8, Rodney 0-3, Ledezma 2-1, Seay 0-2, Jones 0-1, Loewen 10-1, Parrish 0-0, Bradford 1-2, Baez 2-0, Ray 1-0, Walker 0-1, Williamson 1-1, Birkins 0-2.
Batters faced: Verlander 28, Rodney 8, Ledezma 7, Seay 4, Jones 1, Loewen 24, Parrish 3, Bradford 3, Baez 5, Ray 3, Walker 3, Williamson 4, Birkins 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Jones 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Larry Poncino. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 55 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:42.
Att: 13,288.

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