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A's early lead not enough
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Tigers 8, Athletics 5
Milton Bradley begins his trot around the bases after homering. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
 Bradley's first homer: 350K
 Scutaro snags a liner: 350K
 Bradley's RBI single: 350K
 Bradley's second homer: 350K
 Chavez's homer: 350K
 Kendall's tricky catch: 350K
With news of the death of former A's pitcher Cory Lidle weighing heavy, Oakland players forged an early lead thanks to the first of Milton Bradley's two homers. But Esteban Loaiza's struggles and another hitless game by Frank Thomas and Nick Swisher were too much for the A's to overcome.
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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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