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Gonzalez stumbles
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Tigers 14, Athletics 8
Gio Gonzalez reacts after giving up his second homer in the first inning. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Despite scoring five runs in the fifth inning, the A's could not overcome an ineffective start from lefty Gio Gonzalez, who allowed nine runs (eight earned) in 1 2/3 innings. Jack Hannahan and Rajai Davis each knocked in a pair of runs.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (65-78)
Lost 1
Detroit 14, Oakland 8   DET
Detroit (70-74)
Won 3
September 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
2 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0   8 13 3
Detroit
3 6 2 1 0 0 1 1 X   14 12 1
Standings thru 9/8/08  |  Recap: OAK | DET  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Tigers stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Davis, R, CF 6 1 2 2 0 0 3 .255
Barton, 1B 6 1 1 1 0 1 5 .220
Sweeney, R, RF 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 .284
Cust, DH 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .228
Suzuki, K, C 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 .289
Hannahan, 3B 5 1 2 2 0 0 4 .221
Cunningham, A, LF 4 1 1 0 1 1 3 .333
Patterson, E, 2B 5 1 1 1 0 1 3 .198
Pennington, SS 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 .211
Totals 41 8 13 8 5 4 25  

BATTING
2B: Hannahan (27, Miner).
3B: Barton (5, Miner).
TB: Sweeney, R; Barton 3; Suzuki, K 3; Cunningham, A; Davis, R 2; Hannahan 3; Patterson, E; Pennington 2.
RBI: Barton (44), Suzuki, K (38), Hannahan 2 (45), Patterson, E (14), Pennington (3), Davis, R 2 (18).
2-out RBI: Hannahan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson, E 2; Cunningham, A 2; Cust 2.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Pennington 2 (5, throw, throw), Sweeney, R (1, fielding).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 6 0 0 0 0 2 2 .305
Polanco, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .306
Ordonez, RF 3 4 3 2 2 0 0 .323
  Joyce, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 2 2 3 0 1 1 .293
Sheffield, DH 5 2 2 5 0 0 2 .225
Thames, M, LF 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .238
  Raburn, LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .240
Renteria, SS 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 .270
Hessman, 3B 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 .235
Inge, C 3 1 1 2 1 1 3 .214
Totals 37 14 12 14 5 7 13  

BATTING
2B: Renteria (19, Outman), Ordonez (31, Embree).
3B: Inge (4, Gonzalez, Gi), Renteria (2, Outman).
HR: Ordonez (19, 1st inning off Gonzalez, Gi, 1 on, 1 out), Sheffield 2 (16, 1st inning off Gonzalez, Gi, 0 on, 2 out; 2nd inning off Gonzalez, Gi, 3 on, 2 out), Cabrera, M (33, 3rd inning off Outman, 1 on, 2 out), Hessman (2, 8th inning off Gray, J, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Inge 3; Cabrera, M 5; Polanco; Sheffield 8; Hessman 4; Renteria 5; Ordonez 7.
RBI: Ordonez 2 (88), Sheffield 5 (50), Inge 2 (46), Renteria (48), Cabrera, M 3 (116), Hessman (3).
2-out RBI: Sheffield 5; Renteria; Cabrera, M 3; Hessman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge 2; Thames, M.
SF: Inge.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Renteria (6, 2nd base off Casilla, S/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
E: Renteria (15, fielding).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gonzalez, Gi (L, 1-4) 1.2 5 9 8 2 1 3 9.32
Outman 2.1 4 3 3 0 1 1 6.23
Casilla, S 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.38
Embree 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 4.80
Gray, J 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 1 9.00
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Miner 4.1 11 8 8 2 3 0 4.29
Lopez, A 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.69
Fossum (W, 3-1) 2.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.02
Rapada 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.24
Glover 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.05

Lopez, A pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

HBP: Pennington (by Fossum), Hessman (by Gonzalez, Gi), Cabrera, M (by Gonzalez, Gi), Hessman (by Outman).
Pitches-strikes: Gonzalez, Gi 59-35, Outman 50-28, Casilla, S 38-18, Embree 21-15, Gray, J 20-12, Miner 110-71, Lopez, A 10-5, Fossum 36-20, Rapada 20-11, Glover 12-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Gonzalez, Gi 4-1, Outman 2-3, Casilla, S 1-2, Embree 1-0, Gray, J 0-0, Miner 3-2, Lopez, A 0-0, Fossum 2-4, Rapada 2-0, Glover 2-2.
Batters faced: Gonzalez, Gi 15, Outman 13, Casilla, S 8, Embree 5, Gray, J 5, Miner 26, Lopez, A 2, Fossum 10, Rapada 4, Glover 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Outman 1-1, Lopez, A 3-3, Fossum 2-0, Glover 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 74 degrees, rain.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:29.
Att: 37,981.
Venue: Comerica Park.
September 8, 2008
September 8, 2008

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