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    123456789   R H E  
  New York Mets 002000010   3 7 0  
  Detroit Tigers 110000101   4 8 2  

Top 1: New York Mets
Justin Verlander takes the mound. Jose Reyes flies out. Paul Lo Duca hits a single. [1] Carlos Beltran gets walked. [12] Carlos Delgado hits into a 1-4-3 double-play.
 New York Mets010
 Detroit Tigers000
Bottom 1: Detroit Tigers
John Maine takes the mound. Curtis Granderson gets walked. [1] Placido Polanco flies out to shallow LF. Sean Casey hits a groundball single to RF. [13] Magglio Ordonez hits into a fielders choice. Casey is forced at second, but Magglio Ordonez is called safe at first. Granderson scores. [1] Carlos Guillen grounds out to 2B.
 New York Mets010
 Detroit Tigers110
Top 2: New York Mets
Cliff Floyd grounds out. David Wright hits a single. [1] Shawn Green flies out to shallow RF. Jose Valentin grounds out to P.
 New York Mets020
 Detroit Tigers110
Bottom 2: Detroit Tigers
Ivan Rodriguez strikes out. Craig Monroe flies out. Marcus Thames hits a triple. [3] Brandon Inge hits a line drive triple to right center. [3] Curtis Granderson grounds out to 2B.
 New York Mets020
 Detroit Tigers230
Top 3: New York Mets
Endy Chavez hits a double. [2] Jose Reyes grounds out to 3B. Paul Lo Duca gets walked. [12] Carlos Beltran strikes out. Carlos Delgado hits a line drive double to left center. Lo Duca scores from first. [2] Ivan Rodriguez is charged with a passed ball. Delgado advances to third. [3] Cliff Floyd gets walked. [13] David Wright gets walked. [123] Shawn Green grounds out to SS.
 New York Mets240
 Detroit Tigers230
Bottom 3: Detroit Tigers
Placido Polanco grounds out. Sean Casey strikes out. Magglio Ordonez flies out.
 New York Mets240
 Detroit Tigers230
Top 4: New York Mets
Jose Valentin strikes out. Endy Chavez lines out. Jose Reyes strikes out.
 New York Mets240
 Detroit Tigers230
Bottom 4: Detroit Tigers
Carlos Guillen grounds out. Ivan Rodriguez hits a single. [1] Craig Monroe hits into a 4-6-3 double-play.
 New York Mets240
 Detroit Tigers240
Top 5: New York Mets
Paul Lo Duca hits a single. [1] Carlos Beltran lines out to 2B. Carlos Delgado hits into a 6-4-3 double-play.
 New York Mets250
 Detroit Tigers240
Bottom 5: Detroit Tigers
Marcus Thames lines out. Brandon Inge flies out. Curtis Granderson strikes out.
 New York Mets250
 Detroit Tigers240
Top 6: New York Mets
Cliff Floyd strikes out. David Wright grounds out. Shawn Green hits a groundball to SS which is misplayed by Carlos Guillen. Official scorer: E-6. [1] Jose Valentin grounds out to 2B.
 New York Mets250
 Detroit Tigers241
Bottom 6: Detroit Tigers
Placido Polanco grounds out. Sean Casey strikes out. Magglio Ordonez flies out.
 New York Mets250
 Detroit Tigers241
Top 7: New York Mets
Endy Chavez flies out. Jose Reyes grounds out. Paul Lo Duca strikes out.
 New York Mets250
 Detroit Tigers241
Bottom 7: Detroit Tigers
Carlos Guillen hits a single. [1] Ivan Rodriguez hits a groundball single to RF. [13] Craig Monroe hits into a fielders choice. Rodriguez is forced at second, but Craig Monroe beats the throw to first. [13] Marcus Thames hits into a fielders choice. Monroe is forced at second, but Marcus Thames is called safe at first. Guillen scores. [1] Brandon Inge flies out to shallow CF.
 New York Mets250
 Detroit Tigers361
Top 8: New York Mets
Carlos Beltran grounds out. Carlos Delgado flies out. Cliff Floyd hits a single. [1] Pitching change: Justin Verlander is replaced by Todd Jones. David Wright hits a flyball single to RF. [13] Shawn Green hits a groundball to SS which is fielded cleanly, but Carlos Guillen's throw is high. Official scorer: E-6. [12] Jose Valentin strikes out.
 New York Mets370
 Detroit Tigers362
Bottom 8: Detroit Tigers
Curtis Granderson flies out. Placido Polanco grounds out. Sean Casey grounds out.
 New York Mets370
 Detroit Tigers362
Top 9: New York Mets
Endy Chavez grounds out. Jose Reyes flies out. Paul Lo Duca flies out.
 New York Mets370
 Detroit Tigers362
Bottom 9: Detroit Tigers
Magglio Ordonez hits a single. [1] Carlos Guillen flies out to shallow RF. Ivan Rodriguez hits a line drive single to RF. [13] Pitching change: John Maine is replaced by Billy Wagner. Craig Monroe hits a high chopper to 2B. The throw goes home, but Ordonez is called safe. Ordonez scores.
 New York Mets370
 Detroit Tigers482
New York Mets
PLAYER POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB BA
Jose Reyesss5000010.207
Paul Lo Ducac4120110.269
Carlos Beltrancf3000110.200
Carlos Delgado1b4012001.240
Cliff Floyddh3110110.231
David Wright3b3020100.364
Shawn Greenrf4000003.179
Jose Valentin2b4000024.222
Endy Chavezlf4110000.269
TOTALS   34 3 7 2 4 6 8  
BATTING
2B: C. Delgado (4), E. Chavez (4)

BASERUNNING
DP: C. Delgado 2

PITCHER IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
John Maine (L, 1-1)8.338441401052.76
Billy Wagner0.33000000413.50
TOTALS   8 4 4 1 4 0 109  


Detroit Tigers
PLAYER POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB BA
Curtis Grandersoncf3100111.333
Placido Polanco2b4000000.300
Sean Casey1b4010020.259
Magglio Ordonezrf4111000.308
Carlos Guillenss4110001.286
Ivan Rodriguezc4030010.379
Craig Monroelf4001000.080
Marcus Thamesdh3111000.143
Brandon Inge3b3011001.040
TOTALS   33 4 8 4 1 4 3  
BATTING
3B: M. Thames (1), B. Inge (1)

BASERUNNING
DP: C. Monroe

FIELDING
E: C. Guillen 2
PB: I. Rodriguez

PITCHER IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
Justin Verlander7.676324501222.45
Todd Jones (W, 1-0)1.33100010213.86
TOTALS   7 3 2 4 6 0 143  



Player of the Game

Justin Verlander
(Detroit Tigers)



Boxscore Key

+ defense turns hit into an out.

++ defense holds batter to lesser hit.

- defense turns out into a hit.