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Oakland falls into 3-0 hole
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Tigers 3, Athletics 0
Rich Harden struggled with his command during Game 3. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
 Kotsay's great catches: 350K
 Haren on Game 4: 350K
 Macha's pregame interview: 350K
 Kotsay's two great catches
 Harden's postgame interview
Rich Harden battled through wildness to toss 5 2/3 solid innings, but the damage was done early as the A's were again unable to solve the Tigers. Oakland managed just two hits in the game and Frank Thomas stayed without a base knock in the series.
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OAK
October 13, 2006
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Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0
Detroit
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X   3 6 0
DET
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C4010000.250
Kotsay, CF4000011.333
Bradley, RF4000021.462
Thomas, DH2000010.000
Payton, LF3000012.273
Chavez, 3B3000010.200
Swisher, 1B1000200.000
Scutaro, SS3010002.091
Jimenez, 2B2000002.222
  a-Kielty, PH1000001.000
  Kiger, 2B0000000.000
Totals27020269 

a-Grounded into a double play for Jimenez in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Kendall; Scutaro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton.
GIDP: Jimenez; Kielty.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: (Swisher-Scutaro-Harden).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF1100301.364
Monroe, LF3221113.400
Polanco, 2B4021002.500
Ordonez, RF4001004.154
Guillen, 1B4000004.154
Rodriguez, C4000011.167
Infante, DH2010110.500
  a-Gomez, PH-DH1010000.600
Inge, 3B3000123.333
Santiago, SS3000103.000
Totals293637521 

a-Singled for Infante in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Polanco (1, Harden).
HR: Monroe (1, 5th inning off Harden, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Monroe 5; Polanco 3; Infante; Gomez.
RBI: Polanco (2), Ordonez (2), Monroe (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Monroe 2; Rodriguez; Granderson; Guillen.
GIDP: Guillen.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Granderson (1, 2nd base off Gaudin/Kendall), Infante (1, 2nd base off Harden/Kendall).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Inge-Polanco-Guillen, Polanco-Santiago-Guillen).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden (L, 0-1)5.25335414.76
Gaudin 1.00002000.00
Kennedy 0.10000000.00
Calero 1.01000100.00
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers (W, 1-0)7.12002600.00
Rodney (H, 2)0.20000000.00
Jones (S, 2)1.00000000.00

HBP: Thomas (by Rogers).
Pitches-strikes: Harden 105-56, Gaudin 22-11, Kennedy 3-2, Calero 18-11, Rogers 97-63, Rodney 4-3, Jones 10-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Harden 6-7, Gaudin 2-1, Kennedy 1-0, Calero 1-1, Rogers 10-6, Rodney 2-0, Jones 3-0.
Batters faced: Harden 26, Gaudin 5, Kennedy 1, Calero 4, Rogers 26, Rodney 1, Jones 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Gaudin 1-0, Kennedy 2-0, Rodney 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Mike Reilly. LF: Jerry Crawford. RF: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 41 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 26 mph, R to L.
T: 2:57.
Att: 41,669.

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