Craig Monroe got things started with a home run in the second, and the Tigers would add three runs in the next inning. Justin Verlander had one of his roughest outings of the year though, allowing seven runs over five-plus innings. Gary Sheffield was ejected.
C.C. Sabathia struggled early, allowing four runs by the end of third inning. Travis Hafner picked him up though, smashing a two-run home run and adding a two-run single in the fifth, before Victor Martinez hit the go-ahead home run driving Hafner home.
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