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Splendid debut
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Blue Jays 6, Tigers 2
Rookie Ricky Romero allowed just two runs in six innings on Thursday. (Nathan Denette/AP)
Backed by home runs by Aaron Hill, Adam Lind and Marco Scutaro, lefty starter Rick Romero allowed just two runs in six innings to notch a win in his big league debut and lead the Blue Jays to a series win against the visiting Tigers.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (1-3)
Lost 1
Toronto 6, Detroit 2   TOR
Toronto (3-1)
Won 1
April 9, 2009
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Detroit
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 9 0
Toronto
0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 X   6 13 0
Standings thru 4/9/09  |  Recap: DET | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 5 1 2 1 0 2 2 .313
Thames, M, LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250
Ordonez, RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 .267
Cabrera, M, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .615
Guillen, DH 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .231
Inge, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 6 .286
Treanor, C 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000
Santiago, R, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250
Everett, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .100
Totals 33 2 9 2 2 9 11  

BATTING
2B: Everett (1, Romero, R).
3B: Thames, M (1, Romero, R).
HR: Granderson (2, 3rd inning off Romero, R, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cabrera, M; Guillen 2; Santiago, R; Thames, M 3; Everett 2; Granderson 5; Ordonez.
RBI: Granderson (3), Ordonez (1).
2-out RBI: Granderson; Ordonez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Treanor; Inge 3; Granderson; Thames, M.
GIDP: Inge, Treanor.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Granderson (1, 2nd base off League/Barrett).

FIELDING
DP: (Porcello-Santiago, R-Cabrera, M).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 5 1 2 2 0 0 2 .353
Hill, A, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .250
Rios, A, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .214
Wells, V, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .267
Lind, DH 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .438
Bautista, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .500
Overbay, 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 .200
Barrett, C 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .250
Snider, LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 .286
Totals 36 6 13 6 1 7 16  

BATTING
2B: Snider (2, Robertson, N), Overbay (2, Rincon).
HR: Hill, A (2, 5th inning off Porcello, 0 on, 1 out), Lind (2, 6th inning off Porcello, 0 on, 0 out), Scutaro (1, 6th inning off Rincon, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Lind 6; Scutaro 5; Barrett; Bautista 2; Hill, A 4; Overbay 3; Snider 3.
RBI: Barrett (1), Hill, A (6), Lind (7), Snider (2), Scutaro 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Barrett; Snider; Scutaro 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barrett; Rios, A; Snider; Scutaro.
GIDP: Rios, A.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Rios, A (Santiago, R at home).
DP: 2 (Scutaro-Overbay, Scutaro-Hill, A-Overbay).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Porcello (L, 0-1) 5.0 9 4 4 1 4 2 7.20
Robertson, N 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 5.40
Rincon 2.1 3 1 1 0 2 1 10.80
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Romero, R (W, 1-0) 6.0 7 2 2 2 5 1 3.00
Carlson 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
League 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Downs, S 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00

Porcello pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Porcello, League.
HBP: Guillen (by Romero, R), Everett (by Downs, S).
Pitches-strikes: Porcello 89-57, Robertson, N 15-9, Rincon 46-29, Romero, R 93-59, Carlson 14-10, League 15-9, Downs, S 16-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Porcello 7-0, Robertson, N 1-0, Rincon 2-2, Romero, R 7-2, Carlson 0-1, League 1-3, Downs, S 0-0.
Batters faced: Porcello 24, Robertson, N 3, Rincon 10, Romero, R 25, Carlson 3, League 5, Downs, S 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Robertson, N 1-1, Rincon 1-1, League 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:41.
Att: 15,297.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
April 9, 2009
April 9, 2009

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