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Powerful win
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Tigers 6, Orioles 3
Justin Verlander tossed 112 pitches, 80 for strikes, on Saturday. (Gail Burton/AP)
Three Tigers homers -- one from Curtis Granderson and two from Clete Thomas -- were enough to end the Orioles' five-game winning streak. Another hot run was kept alive, however, as Justin Verlander beat Baltimore for his sixth straight victory with six innings of three-run ball.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (27-21)
Won 1
Detroit 6, Baltimore 3   BAL
Baltimore (23-27)
Lost 1
May 30, 2009
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Detroit
0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0   6 12 0
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0   3 11 1
Standings thru 5/30/09  |  Recap: DET | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Orioles stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Thomas, C, RF 5 2 3 3 0 2 3 .288
Polanco, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .255
Ordonez, DH 5 0 3 0 0 1 0 .285
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 2 2 .355
Granderson, CF 5 2 2 1 0 0 3 .258
Inge, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .268
Raburn, LF 4 0 2 1 0 2 0 .267
Everett, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Sardinha, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .083
  a-Laird, PH-C 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 .230
Totals 38 6 12 6 1 10 15  

a-Reached on error for Sardinha in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Inge (6, Guthrie), Ordonez (7, Guthrie), Thomas, C (4, Walker).
HR: Granderson (12, 2nd inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 0 out), Thomas, C 2 (3, 3rd inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 1 out; 7th inning off Albers, M, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Inge 3; Thomas, C 10; Raburn 2; Granderson 5; Ordonez 4.
RBI: Granderson (29), Thomas, C 3 (12), Raburn (12), Laird (14).
2-out RBI: Thomas, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thomas, C 2; Inge; Polanco.
SAC: Everett.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Raburn (1, home by Walker/Wieters).

FIELDING
DP: (Verlander-Sardinha-Cabrera, M).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 .305
Jones, Ad, CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .350
Markakis, RF 5 0 2 0 0 2 3 .299
Huff, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .272
Mora, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 .279
Scott, DH 4 1 1 2 0 1 3 .333
Wieters, C 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .250
Reimold, LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .267
Izturis, C, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .262
Totals 37 3 11 3 2 7 21  

BATTING
2B: Markakis 2 (16, Verlander, Seay), Wieters (1, Verlander).
3B: Wieters (1, Verlander).
HR: Scott (11, 6th inning off Verlander, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Scott 4; Izturis, C 2; Reimold; Roberts, B; Mora; Markakis 4; Wieters 5; Huff.
RBI: Reimold (11), Scott 2 (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wieters; Scott; Markakis 3; Izturis, C; Mora 2.
GIDP: Jones, Ad.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Izturis, C (5, fielding).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Verlander (W, 6-2) 6.0 9 3 3 1 5 1 3.63
Perry (H, 5) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.66
Seay (H, 10) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.52
Zumaya (H, 3) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.81
Rodney (S, 9) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.15
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Guthrie 6.0 7 3 3 1 10 2 4.86
Albers, M (L, 0-2) 1.1 4 3 2 0 0 1 5.63
Walker 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.97
Bass 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.05

WP: Verlander 2.
HBP: Everett (by Guthrie).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 112-80, Perry 9-4, Seay 4-3, Zumaya 12-12, Rodney 12-10, Guthrie 113-76, Albers, M 33-23, Walker 5-3, Bass 10-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Verlander 4-5, Perry 0-1, Seay 0-0, Zumaya 1-1, Rodney 2-1, Guthrie 4-3, Albers, M 2-2, Walker 0-0, Bass 3-1.
Batters faced: Verlander 27, Perry 2, Seay 2, Zumaya 4, Rodney 4, Guthrie 27, Albers, M 9, Walker 1, Bass 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Seay 1-0, Zumaya 2-0, Walker 2-1, Bass 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, L to R.
T: 2:55.
Att: 34,567.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
May 30, 2009
May 30, 2009

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