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Detroit 2-for-2 in Oakland
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Tigers 8, Athletics 5
Craig Monroe is met by teammates after scoring in the fourth inning. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
 Gomez's two-run shot: 350K
 Granderson's homer: 350K
 Detroit's four-run fourth: 350K
Alexis Gomez made the most of his first start of the playoffs, homering and adding four RBIs to help the Tigers seize a 2-0 series lead against the A's. The past eight teams to win the first two on the road in the best-of-seven League Championship Series have advanced to the World Series.
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DET
October 11, 2006
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Detroit
0 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 1   8 11 0
Oakland
1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0   5 11 1
OAK
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5121011.400
Perez, SS4000010.000
Polanco, 2B4130110.500
Ordonez, RF5110014.222
Guillen, 1B4110024.222
Rodriguez, C3100101.250
Monroe, LF3222010.286
Gomez, DH4124000.500
Inge, 3B3001001.500
Totals3581182711 

BATTING
2B: Guillen (1, Loaiza), Monroe (1, Loaiza).
HR: Gomez (1, 6th inning off Loaiza, 1 on, 2 out), Granderson (1, 9th inning off Street, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Granderson 5; Polanco 3; Ordonez; Guillen 2; Monroe 3; Gomez 5.
RBI: Monroe 2 (2), Gomez 4 (4), Inge (3), Granderson (1).
2-out RBI: Gomez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen.
S: Perez.
SF: Monroe; Inge.
GIDP: Ordonez.
Team LOB: 5.

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C5010001.250
Kotsay, CF4230110.500
Bradley, RF5244002.667
Thomas, DH5000036.000
Chavez, 3B4111021.286
Payton, LF4010010.375
Swisher, 1B3000131.000
Scutaro, SS4000022.000
Jimenez, 2B3010001.286
  a-Melhuse, PH1000010.000
Totals38511521314 

a-Struck out for Jimenez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kotsay 2 (2, Verlander, Verlander).
HR: Bradley 2 (2, 3rd inning off Verlander, 1 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Ledezma, 0 on, 2 out), Chavez (1, 6th inning off Verlander, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kendall; Kotsay 5; Bradley 10; Chavez 4; Payton; Jimenez.
RBI: Bradley 4 (4), Chavez (1).
2-out RBI: Bradley 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chavez; Thomas 3.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Jimenez (2, fielding).
DP: (Loaiza-Jimenez-Swisher).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (W, 1-0)5.17441626.75
Ledezma (H, 1)1.11111116.75
Grilli (H, 1)0.10000100.00
Rodney (H, 1)1.00000300.00
Jones (S, 1)1.03000200.00
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loaiza (L, 0-1)6.097715110.50
Gaudin 0.21001000.00
Kennedy 1.10000100.00
Street 1.01110119.00

WP: Verlander.
Balk: Verlander.
IBB: Polanco (by Gaudin).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 106-63, Ledezma 24-15, Grilli 5-3, Rodney 13-9, Jones 23-17, Loaiza 84-57, Gaudin 11-5, Kennedy 20-13, Street 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 3-7, Ledezma 0-3, Grilli 0-0, Rodney 0-0, Jones 0-1, Loaiza 6-7, Gaudin 2-0, Kennedy 2-1, Street 1-1.
Batters faced: Verlander 24, Ledezma 6, Grilli 1, Rodney 3, Jones 6, Loaiza 27, Gaudin 4, Kennedy 5, Street 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Kennedy 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Gary Cederstrom. LF: Mike Reilly. RF: Jerry Crawford.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:06.
Att: 36,168.

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