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Jays overpowered
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Tigers 5, Blue Jays 1
Jesse Litsch tossed 106 pitches, 64 for strikes on Wednesday night. (Nathan Denette/AP)
Righty Jesse Litsch yielded five runs on seven hits, including three long balls, over six frames, and the offense struggled with Tigers pitching as the Jays dropped their first game of the season.
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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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