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Tigers' taters thwart sweep
Tigers 4, Twins 3
Brandon Inge celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Brandon Inge's walk-off homer prevented the Tigers from being swept by the Twins. Magglio Ordonez and Marcus Thames each went deep off Johan Santana, and Mike Maroth gave up three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 29, 2007
CHC
STL
PPD
MIN
Minnesota (14-11)
Lost 1
Detroit 4, Minnesota 3   DET
Detroit (13-11)
Won 1
April 29, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0   3 9 0
Detroit
0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1   4 10 0
Standings thru 4/29/07  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Tigers Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Punto, 3B5020000.220
Bartlett, SS3020101.239
Mauer, C4000005.369
Cuddyer, RF3000100.290
Morneau, 1B3000122.271
Hunter, CF4221001.326
Redmond, DH4120001.259
Kubel, LF4012011.261
Rodriguez, 2B4000000.179
Totals343933311 

BATTING
2B: Bartlett 2 (4, Maroth, Maroth), Redmond (3, Maroth), Kubel (6, Maroth).
3B: Punto (2, Maroth).
HR: Hunter (5, 6th inning off Maroth, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Punto 4; Bartlett 4; Hunter 5; Redmond 3; Kubel 2.
RBI: Kubel 2 (12), Hunter (18).
2-out RBI: Kubel 2; Hunter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau; Mauer 3.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Punto (2, 2nd base off Maroth/Rodriguez).
PO: Kubel (2nd base by Rodriguez).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Bartlett-Rodriguez-Morneau, Mauer-Rodriguez).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rodriguez, C4000034.287
Polanco, 2B4010001.364
Sheffield, DH4110001.193
Ordonez, RF3122100.330
Guillen, SS-1B3000103.310
Monroe, LF4020012.200
Thames, 1B4111022.172
  Perez, SS0000000.100
Inge, 3B3131100.156
Granderson, CF2000013.274
Totals3141043716 

BATTING
2B: Ordonez (12, Santana).
HR: Ordonez (4, 3rd inning off Santana, 1 on, 1 out), Thames (3, 4th inning off Santana, 0 on, 0 out), Inge (4, 9th inning off Crain, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Polanco; Sheffield; Ordonez 6; Monroe 2; Thames 4; Inge 6.
RBI: Ordonez 2 (24), Thames (6), Inge (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen; Rodriguez; Polanco; Monroe.
S: Granderson.
GIDP: Monroe.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Monroe (1, 2nd base by Crain/Mauer).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Monroe (Redmond at 3rd base).
DP: (Monroe-Inge).
Pickoffs: Rodriguez (Kubel at 2nd base).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana 6.08333623.60
Neshek 1.00000002.25
Crain (L, 1-2)1.02110116.30
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maroth 6.29331314.82
Zumaya 1.10002004.11
Jones (W, 1-1)1.00000003.00

Crain pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Santana 114-80, Neshek 12-9, Crain 16-9, Maroth 103-66, Zumaya 33-20, Jones 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 6-6, Neshek 2-1, Crain 1-0, Maroth 7-9, Zumaya 1-3, Jones 2-1.
Batters faced: Santana 28, Neshek 3, Crain 4, Maroth 28, Zumaya 6, Jones 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Zumaya 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 74 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 36,483.

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