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Miggy, Miner lead way
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Tigers 5, Blue Jays 1
Zach Miner struck out four and walked two on Wednesday night. (Nathan Denette/AP)
Miguel Cabrera launched a pair of homers, Brandon Inge went deep for the third straight game and Zach Miner limited the Jays to one run over 5 2/3 frames as the Tigers won their first game of 2009.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (1-2)
Won 1
Detroit 5, Toronto 1   TOR
Toronto (2-1)
Lost 1
April 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0   5 8 1
Toronto
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Standings thru 4/8/09  |  Recap: DET | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .273
Polanco, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .154
Ordonez, DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .273
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 2 3 4 0 0 0 .700
Guillen, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .100
Laird, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .182
Inge, 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .364
Santiago, R, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .250
Anderson, J, RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .000
Totals 33 5 8 5 2 8 7  

BATTING
HR: Cabrera, M 2 (2, 1st inning off Litsch, 2 on, 1 out; 5th inning off Litsch, 0 on, 2 out), Inge (3, 6th inning off Litsch, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Inge 4; Cabrera, M 9; Polanco; Santiago, R; Granderson; Ordonez.
RBI: Cabrera, M 4 (4), Inge (4).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Polanco; Granderson.
GIDP: Guillen.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Inge (1, 2nd base off Litsch/Barajas).
PO: Laird (1st base by Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Santiago, R (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Anderson, J (Rios, A at home).
DP: 2 (Anderson, J-Laird, Santiago, R-Polanco-Cabrera, M).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .333
Hill, A, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .250
Rios, A, RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .300
Wells, V, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .364
Lind, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .333
Rolen, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .364
Overbay, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .083
Barajas, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100
Snider, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .200
Totals 32 1 6 1 2 7 15  

BATTING
2B: Scutaro (1, Miner), Hill, A (1, Miner).
TB: Wells, V; Scutaro 3; Rios, A; Rolen; Hill, A 2.
RBI: Hill, A (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Overbay.
GIDP: Wells, V.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Rolen-Hill, A-Overbay).
Pickoffs: Barajas (Laird at 1st base).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Miner (W, 1-0) 5.2 6 1 1 2 4 0 1.59
Seay (H, 2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Perry 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Rodney 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Litsch (L, 0-1) 6.0 7 5 5 1 5 3 7.50
Frasor 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Tallet 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

HBP: Inge (by Litsch).
Pitches-strikes: Miner 85-53, Seay 12-8, Perry 16-8, Rodney 7-7, Litsch 106-64, Frasor 21-12, Tallet 11-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Miner 8-4, Seay 1-1, Perry 1-0, Rodney 1-2, Litsch 6-5, Frasor 1-2, Tallet 0-1.
Batters faced: Miner 24, Seay 4, Perry 3, Rodney 3, Litsch 27, Frasor 6, Tallet 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Seay 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Ed Montague. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:25.
Att: 12,145.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
April 8, 2009
April 8, 2009

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