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Familiar formula fuels win
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Tigers 5, Athletics 1
Nate Robertson turned in the third straight superb start for Detroit. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
 Inge's solo shot: 350K
 Pudge's solo shot: 350K
 Monroe's diving catch: 350K
 Inge's RBI double: 350K
 Polanco's RBI single: 350K
 Zumaya breaks Bradley's bat: 350K
 Granderson's jumping catch: 350K
 Tigers get out off ricochet: 350K
 Tigers turn four DPs: 350K
 Robertson's solid start: 350K
 Inge's big night: 350K
 Ordonez's RBI single
 Inge doubles in a run
 Monroe's catch robs Bradley
 Rodriguez's solo shot
 Polanco singles home Inge
 Inge smacks a homer
Nate Robertson and the bullpen were nearly spotless, while Ivan Rodriguez and Brandon Inge homered to help the Tigers draw first blood in Oakland. Detroit pitchers escaped jams all night and have allowed just four runs over their last 41 innings.
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DET
October 10, 2006
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Detroit
0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   5 11 1
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 8 1
OAK
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5120002.400
Polanco, 2B4011103.250
Casey, 1B3010102.333
  Santiago, SS1000001.000
Ordonez, RF4011102.250
Guillen, SS-1B5010014.200
Rodriguez, C5121011.400
Monroe, LF4000103.000
Thames, DH4100013.000
Inge, 3B32321001.000
Totals3851155321 

BATTING
2B: Granderson (1, Zito), Inge (1, Zito).
HR: Inge (1, 3rd inning off Zito, 0 on, 2 out), Rodriguez (1, 4th inning off Zito, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Granderson 3; Polanco; Casey; Ordonez; Guillen; Rodriguez 5; Inge 7.
RBI: Inge 2 (2), Ordonez (1), Rodriguez (1), Polanco (1).
2-out RBI: Inge; Ordonez; Polanco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen 2; Ordonez; Casey 2; Thames.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Guillen (1, fielding).
DP: 4 (Polanco-Guillen-Casey 2, Guillen-Polanco-Casey, Guillen-Santiago-Rodney).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C3010201.333
Kotsay, CF4010004.250
Bradley, RF4120003.500
Thomas, DH3000103.000
Payton, LF4021002.500
Chavez, 3B3010112.333
Swisher, 1B3000125.000
Scutaro, SS4000016.000
Jimenez, 2B4010011.250
Totals321815527 

BATTING
2B: Payton 2 (2, Robertson, Rodney), Bradley (1, Zumaya).
TB: Kendall; Kotsay; Bradley 3; Payton 4; Chavez; Jimenez.
RBI: Payton (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton; Scutaro 3; Bradley; Kendall.
GIDP: Scutaro; Bradley; Kotsay 2.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Jimenez (1, throw).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robertson (W, 1-0)5.06003400.00
Rodney 2.01001100.00
Zumaya 1.01110009.00
Jones 1.00001000.00
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito (L, 0-1)3.275530212.27
Gaudin 1.21000100.00
Kennedy 0.21000000.00
Calero 1.02000000.00
Blanton 2.00002200.00

Pitches-strikes: Robertson 86-53, Rodney 33-21, Zumaya 14-10, Jones 12-6, Zito 92-49, Gaudin 23-16, Kennedy 12-8, Calero 24-16, Blanton 31-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Robertson 8-3, Rodney 3-2, Zumaya 2-1, Jones 1-2, Zito 8-3, Gaudin 3-1, Kennedy 2-0, Calero 1-2, Blanton 1-3.
Batters faced: Robertson 21, Rodney 8, Zumaya 4, Jones 4, Zito 21, Gaudin 6, Kennedy 3, Calero 5, Blanton 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Gaudin 2-0, Kennedy 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Chuck Meriwether. LF: Gary Cederstrom. RF: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 3:20.
Att: 35,655.

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