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Tigers score early, fall late
Athletics 7, Tigers 3
Carols Guillen (right) is met by Craig Monroe after scoring in the second inning. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
 Casey's RBI double
 Rabelo's suicide squeeze
The Tigers scored three runs over the first two innings, two of them coming in the second inning when Sean Casey delivered an RBI double and came home from third base on a squeeze bunt. Justin Verlander allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings of work.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (61-45)
Lost 1
Oakland 7, Detroit 3   OAK
Oakland (50-57)
Won 1
July 31, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 2
Oakland
0 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 X   7 10 3
Standings thru 7/31/07  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4100130.302
Polanco, 2B5011000.341
Sheffield, DH4010003.293
Ordonez, RF4000004.347
Guillen, SS4120000.313
  Infante, SS0000000.254
Casey, 1B4121001.292
Monroe, LF4010003.222
Rabelo, C3001014.287
Inge, 3B4000022.249
Totals363731617 

BATTING
2B: Casey (24, Haren).
TB: Polanco; Sheffield; Guillen 2; Casey 3; Monroe.
RBI: Polanco (47), Casey (39), Rabelo (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez 2; Inge.
S: Rabelo.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Guillen (20, fielding), Inge (13, throw).
DP: (Inge-Polanco-Casey).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Buck, RF3122101.279
Swisher, 1B3000235.256
Cust, LF3022111.257
  Stewart, LF0000100.304
Piazza, DH5000027.299
Ellis, 2B5000015.258
Kotsay, CF4210102.236
Scutaro, 3B4220000.241
Murphy, SS4110006.172
Suzuki, C3123101.242
Totals3471077728 

BATTING
2B: Scutaro (5, Verlander), Cust (11, Verlander), Murphy (4, Verlander).
TB: Buck 2; Cust 3; Kotsay; Scutaro 3; Murphy 2; Suzuki 2.
RBI: Buck 2 (28), Suzuki 3 (10), Cust 2 (50).
2-out RBI: Buck.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher 2; Kotsay 2; Buck; Ellis.
SF: Buck.
GIDP: Piazza.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Stewart (10, 2nd base off Byrdak/Rabelo), Buck (3, 2nd base off Verlander/Rabelo).

FIELDING
E: Cust (2, fielding), Scutaro (9, throw), Murphy (2, fielding).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (L, 11-4)5.17434503.49
McBride 0.02111004.00
Grilli 1.21201105.40
Byrdak 1.00001103.86
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Haren (W, 13-3)6.06321302.44
Street (H, 1)1.01000103.32
Casilla 1.00000102.12
Embree 1.00000103.57

McBride pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

WP: Verlander.
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 106-61, McBride 13-6, Grilli 24-13, Byrdak 23-12, Haren 91-52, Street 16-11, Casilla 20-12, Embree 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 5-6, McBride 0-0, Grilli 1-3, Byrdak 1-1, Haren 5-10, Street 1-1, Casilla 1-1, Embree 0-2.
Batters faced: Verlander 27, McBride 3, Grilli 8, Byrdak 4, Haren 27, Street 4, Casilla 4, Embree 3.
Inherited runners-scored: McBride 1-1, Grilli 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 61 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 2:53.
Att: 21,305.

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