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BOXSCORE | RECAP
Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 2
When: 1:05 PM ET, Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Temperature: 46°
Umpires: Home - Cory Blaser, 1B - Mark Carlson, 2B - Ed Hickox, 3B - Ed Rapuano
Attendance: 28180
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Tampa Bay
Hitters Pos AB R H RBI BB K LOB Avg
Desmond Jennings CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .286
Carlos Pena 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .389
Evan Longoria 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .471
Matt Joyce LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .250
     Elliot Johnson PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Ben Zobrist RF 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 .278
Stephen Vogt DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Jose Lobaton C 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .143
Sean Rodriguez 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .091
     Jeff Keppinger PH-2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 .333
Reid Brignac SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .100
Totals 31 4 5 3 4 7 9  
Batting
TB - Desmond Jennings, Evan Longoria, Ben Zobrist 2, Jeff Keppinger
RBI - Evan Longoria (3), Ben Zobrist 2 (3)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - Jose Lobaton (2), Jeff Keppinger 2 (4)
Team LOB - 4
Baserunning
CS - Jose Lobaton (1, 2nd by Verlander/Avila)
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
James Shields (W 1-0) 8.0 6 2 2 1 5 0 5.54
Fernando Rodney (SV 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - James Shields 105-67, Fernando Rodney 14-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - James Shields 9-6, Fernando Rodney 0-2
Batters Faced - James Shields 29, Fernando Rodney 3
Detroit
Hitters Pos AB R H RBI BB K LOB Avg
Austin Jackson CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .500
Brennan Boesch RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .174
     Clete Thomas RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Miguel Cabrera 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .471
Prince Fielder 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333
Jhonny Peralta SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .316
Alex Avila C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .333
Andy Dirks DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .364
Ramon Santiago 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Don Kelly LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
Totals 31 2 6 1 1 5 12  
Batting
2B - Andy Dirks (1)
TB - Austin Jackson, Miguel Cabrera 2, Jhonny Peralta, Andy Dirks 2, Don Kelly
RBI - Miguel Cabrera (9)
GIDP - Prince Fielder (2)
Team LOB - 3
Baserunning
CS - Jhonny Peralta (1, 2nd by Shields/Lobaton)
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
Justin Verlander (L 0-1) 8.1 4 4 4 2 7 0 2.20
Daniel Schlereth 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.50
Jose Valverde 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 6.75
WP - Justin Verlander
Pitches-Strikes - Justin Verlander 104-70, Daniel Schlereth 6-2, Jose Valverde 23-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Justin Verlander 7-6, Daniel Schlereth 0-0, Jose Valverde 1-1
Batters Faced - Justin Verlander 30, Daniel Schlereth 1, Jose Valverde 4
Inherited Runners-Scored - Daniel Schlereth 2-0, Jose Valverde 3-2