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Tata, Tigers trip up A's
Tigers 5, Athletics 2
Curtis Granderson went 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Right-hander Jordan Tata, making his first Major League start, allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings and kept the Tigers close. Placido Polanco had two RBIs while Magglio Ordonez and Curtis Granderson hit RBI singles and the offense collected 11 hits.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (61-44)
Won 1
Detroit 5, Oakland 2   OAK
Oakland (49-57)
Lost 4
July 30, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0   5 11 0
Oakland
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 1
Standings thru 7/30/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5331001.305
Polanco, 2B5131001.343
Sheffield, DH4000013.293
Ordonez, RF4011020.351
Guillen, SS4000001.310
Rodriguez, C4010011.284
Casey, 1B3000110.289
Monroe, LF4120012.222
Inge, 3B4010022.251
Totals3751131811 

BATTING
2B: Inge (17, Blanton), Polanco (25, Calero), Rodriguez (21, Calero).
TB: Granderson 3; Polanco 4; Ordonez; Rodriguez 2; Monroe 2; Inge 2.
RBI: Ordonez (88), Granderson (53), Polanco (46).
2-out RBI: Granderson; Polanco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Polanco; Sheffield; Monroe.
GIDP: Sheffield.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Guillen-Polanco-Casey, Polanco-Guillen-Casey).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Buck, RF4010011.274
Stewart, LF4010012.304
Swisher, 1B4010033.258
Piazza, DH4010014.310
Ellis, 2B4000012.262
Scutaro, 3B4110002.235
Kotsay, CF2121200.236
Murphy, SS4000005.160
Suzuki, C2011000.220
  a-Cust, PH1000000.251
Totals332822719 

a-Flied out for Suzuki in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kotsay (13, Tata).
TB: Buck; Stewart; Swisher; Piazza; Scutaro; Kotsay 3; Suzuki.
RBI: Kotsay (19), Suzuki (7).
2-out RBI: Suzuki.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy; Piazza.
GIDP: Piazza; Murphy.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Kotsay (2, fielding).
DP: (Murphy-Ellis-Swisher).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tata (W, 1-0)7.06222502.57
Durbin (H, 3)1.01000204.42
Jones (S, 28)1.01000004.67
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blanton (L, 8-8)6.29550503.82
Calero 1.12001205.73
Embree 1.00000103.65

IBB: Casey (by Calero).
HBP: Suzuki (by Tata).
Pitches-strikes: Tata 106-63, Durbin 19-13, Jones 13-10, Blanton 110-67, Calero 33-21, Embree 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Tata 6-10, Durbin 0-1, Jones 2-1, Blanton 7-8, Calero 1-1, Embree 1-1.
Batters faced: Tata 29, Durbin 4, Jones 3, Blanton 28, Calero 7, Embree 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Calero 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 66 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 2:43.
Att: 18,468.

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