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Verlander dominant
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Tigers 5, Orioles 1
Justin Verlander fell one out short of pitching his second complete game of the season. (AP)
Righty Justin Verlander threw 8 2/3 innings, allowing just six baserunners and at one point retiring 16 consecutive batters. Magglio Ordonez and Marcus Thames connected for homers, and closer Todd Jones got the final out in the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (49-49)
Won 1
Detroit 5, Baltimore 1   BAL
Baltimore (47-50)
Lost 1
July 20, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0   5 10 0
Baltimore
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 3 0
Standings thru 7/20/08  |  Recap: DET | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Orioles stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5000014.292
Rodriguez, C5000000.290
Sheffield, DH2000310.225
Ordonez, RF5121012.305
Cabrera, 1B3110211.281
Thames, LF4221014.270
  Joyce, LF0000000.272
Inge, 3B4111011.218
Raburn, 2B4022010.245
Santiago, SS4020011.358
Totals3651055813 

BATTING
2B: Inge (8, Burres), Thames (9, Cormier).
HR: Ordonez (13, 3rd inning off Burres, 0 on, 2 out), Thames (19, 6th inning off Burres, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ordonez 5; Cabrera; Thames 6; Inge 2; Raburn 2; Santiago 2.
RBI: Ordonez (53), Thames (42), Raburn 2 (13), Inge (27).
2-out RBI: Ordonez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thames 2; Cabrera.
GIDP: Granderson.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sheffield (5, 2nd base off Castillo, A/Quiroz).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Inge-Raburn-Cabrera, Raburn-Santiago-Cabrera).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B3000100.291
Markakis, RF4000011.295
Mora, 3B3000100.240
Huff, 1B2100200.286
Millar, DH4010013.243
Scott, LF3011011.267
Payton, CF3000001.243
Quiroz, C3010001.207
Castro, J, SS3000001.000
Totals28131438 

BATTING
2B: Scott (18, Verlander), Millar (16, Verlander).
TB: Millar 2; Scott 2; Quiroz.
RBI: Scott (40).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Quiroz; Scott; Millar.
GIDP: Castro, J; Markakis.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Roberts-Castro, J-Huff).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (W, 8-9)8.23113303.95
Jones, T 0.10001004.78
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Burres (L, 7-6)5.16334525.02
Cormier 1.22220103.41
Bierd 1.02000001.88
Castillo, A 1.00001200.00

Cormier pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Verlander 105-65, Jones, T 12-5, Burres 109-65, Cormier 22-17, Bierd 21-14, Castillo, A 16-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 13-10, Jones, T 1-0, Burres 6-5, Cormier 3-1, Bierd 3-0, Castillo, A 1-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 30, Jones, T 2, Burres 26, Cormier 7, Bierd 4, Castillo, A 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Jones, T 1-0, Cormier 1-0, Bierd 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Brian Runge.
Weather: 96 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:37.
Att: 23,278.

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