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Too little, too late
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Blue Jays 4, Tigers 3
Kenny Rogers allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings of work on Wednesday. (AP)
The Tigers put together a ninth-inning comeback, getting the tying run to second base, but couldn't manage to even the score while Kenny Rogers settled down after giving up a grand slam to Vernon Wells in the third inning.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (62-59)
Won 3
Toronto 4, Detroit 3   DET
Detroit (58-62)
Lost 3
August 13, 2008
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Toronto
0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 7 1
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   3 4 1
Standings thru 8/13/08  |  Recap: TOR | DET  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Tigers stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, 3B 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 .255
Eckstein, 2B 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 .274
Rios, A, CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 .281
Wells, V, DH 3 1 1 4 1 0 2 .290
Barajas, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .257
Lind, LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .301
Overbay, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .265
Mench, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222
McDonald, Jo, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .214
Totals 34 4 7 4 5 4 14  

BATTING
2B: Eckstein (18, Rogers).
HR: Wells, V (10, 3rd inning off Rogers, 3 on, 0 out).
TB: Lind; Eckstein 4; Wells, V 4; Rios, A; McDonald, Jo.
RBI: Wells, V 4 (49).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas; Wells, V; Mench.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Rios, A (4, fielding).
DP: (Eckstein-McDonald, Jo-Overbay).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295
Polanco, 2B 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .312
Ordonez, RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .319
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 0 0 1 0 1 3 .293
Sheffield, DH 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .222
  a-Joyce, PH-DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .268
Raburn, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .244
Renteria, SS 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 .262
Inge, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .218
Santiago, R, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .328
Totals 31 3 4 3 4 7 11  

a-Reached on error for Sheffield in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Renteria (15, League).
TB: Santiago, R; Renteria 2; Ordonez 2.
RBI: Cabrera, M (91), Renteria 2 (40).
2-out RBI: Renteria 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, M; Inge.
GIDP: Cabrera, M.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Polanco (6, 2nd base off Purcey/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Santiago, R (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Raburn (McDonald, Jo at 2nd base).

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Purcey (W, 2-3) 6.0 2 0 0 3 4 0 5.93
Frasor 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.29
Downs, S 0.0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.40
League (S, 1) 1.0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2.29
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rogers (L, 8-10) 6.1 7 4 4 3 2 1 4.95
Beltran, F 2.2 0 0 0 2 2 0 3.68

Downs, S pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

WP: Beltran, F.
Pitches-strikes: Purcey 99-56, Frasor 25-18, Downs, S 8-4, League 17-13, Rogers 101-58, Beltran, F 34-22.
Groundouts-flyouts: Purcey 4-6, Frasor 1-3, Downs, S 0-0, League 1-1, Rogers 8-7, Beltran, F 4-2.
Batters faced: Purcey 22, Frasor 6, Downs, S 2, League 5, Rogers 29, Beltran, F 10.
Inherited runners-scored: League 2-2, Beltran, F 2-0.
Ejections: Detroit Tigers designated hitter Gary Sheffield ejected by HP umpire Fieldin Culbreth (7th)
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:52 (:49 delay).
Att: 39,073.
Venue: Comerica Park.
August 13, 2008
August 13, 2008

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