San Diego at Detroit

San Diego
W: F. Rodney (1-0) L: J. Peavy (5-2)
HR: SD - M. Sweeney (3)   DET - B. Inge (6)

Tigers 8, Padres 4

CBS wire reports

DETROIT -- An error made the difference in a game of miscues.

Craig Monroe's pop fly was misplayed for two runs in the sixth inning, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the San Diego Padres 8-4 Tuesday night.

Tied 3-3, Detroit had two men on base with two outs when Monroe popped to left field. Ryan Klesko misjudged the ball and it fell safely, allowing Placido Polanco and Rondell White to score. Polanco led off with a single and White walked.

"I was too aggressive coming in for the ball," Klesko said. "The wind was changing directions throughout the game. ... It cost us the game."

The Tigers made two errors that led to Padres' runs.

Fernando Rodney (1-0) got the win, allowing a run and two hits in an inning of relief.

Jake Peavy (5-2) took the loss, allowing three earned runs and four hits in six innings. He struck out 10 and walked two.

"It's a big win," Tigers manager Alan Trammell said. "Jake Peavy led the National League in ERA last year."

The game was delayed by rain for 1 hour, 43 minutes with one out in the bottom of the second. A sudden downpour lasted only about 15 minutes, but the grounds crew wasn't able to get the tarp on the field before the third-base line and the left side of the infield became a quagmire. It then took the remaining time to repair the damage.

Peavy remained in the game after the delay, but Tigers starter Jason Johnson gave way to Matt Ginter to start the third.

He only allowed an unearned run and three hits in three innings.

"Just try to go in and throw up zeros," said Ginter. "Keep the team in it."

San Diego took a 1-0 lead in the third on an error by first baseman Dmitri Young on Klesko's grounder with two outs, allowing Khalil Greene to score from third.

But Detroit came back with three runs in the bottom of the third.

With two outs, Brandon Inge homered to center field, his sixth of the season, also scoring Nook Logan, who had walked and stolen second. Polanco followed with a double and Young's single to left brought home Polanco.

"That was the only part of the game that I didn't feel I was in complete control," said Peavy. "I just can't stand to lose a ballgame."

San Diego tied it in the sixth. Phil Nevin singled in Klesko, who reached on a two-base error by pitcher Doug Creek, and Mark Sweeney drove in Nevin with a double to right-center. Both RBI hits were against Rodney. Sweeney also homered in the ninth.

The Tigers added three runs in the eighth. White tripled in a run and Ivan Rodriguez and Monroe each had RBI singles.


The Tigers placed shortstop Carlos Guillen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 8, with a pulled hamstring. The team also optioned outfielder Marcus Thames to Triple-A Toledo and purchased the contracts of infielder Jason Smith and outfielder Alexis Gomez from Toledo. ... San Diego CF Dave Roberts returned after missing five games with an injured shoulder. ... This is San Diego's first trip to Detroit since the 1984 World Series, when the Padres lost to the Tigers in five games. Detroit won all three games at Tiger Stadium. Trammell was the series MVP and Padres manager Bruce Bochy played for San Diego. The only meetings between the teams since came in 2003, when Detroit won two of three at San Diego. ... Inge's home run was estimated at 428 feet.
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Players of the Game

P. Polanco
AB 4
R 3
H 3
HR 0
San Diego

M. Sweeney
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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San Diego Padres
Dave Roberts, CF4000002 .281
Geoff Blum, 2B4000001 .268
Ryan Klesko, LF3100100 .269
Brian Giles, RF4000003 .273
Phil Nevin, 1B4121010 .270
Ramon Hernandez, C4010002 .289
Mark Sweeney, DH4122022 .273
Sean Burroughs, 3B4000003 .268
Khalil Greene, SS4130000 .270
2B - Mark Sweeney (4, Rodney)
HR - Mark Sweeney (3, Percival)
SH - Dave Roberts (5)
RBI - Phil Nevin (46), Mark Sweeney 2 (11)
2-OUT RBI - Mark Sweeney (6)
PK - Khalil Greene (2, Ginter)
Team LOB - 6
DP - Greene-Blum-Nevin
E - Ryan Klesko (1, dropped fly)
San Diego Padres
Jake Peavy (L,5-2) 64532101 2.79
Rudy Seanez 1000020 2.45
Dennys Reyes 0.1433010 3.51
Darrell May 0.2100000 5.49
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 97-60, Rudy Seanez 12-7, Dennys Reyes 15-10, Darrell May 6-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 6-3, Rudy Seanez 1-0, Darrell May 1-0
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 25, Rudy Seanez 3, Dennys Reyes 5, Darrell May 2
Detroit Tigers
Brandon Inge, 3B4112020 .300
Placido Polanco, 2B4330010 .328
Dmitri Young, 1B4011032 .266
Rondell White, LF3211101 .302
    Alexis Gomez, LF0000000 .000
Ivan Rodriguez, C4111012 .288
Craig Monroe, RF4011010 .257
Chris Shelton, DH4010031 .292
Tony Giarratano, SS4000001 .176
Nook Logan, CF2100120 .315
2B - Placido Polanco (9, Peavy)
3B - Rondell White (3, Reyes)
HR - Brandon Inge (6, Peavy)
RBI - Brandon Inge 2 (29), Dmitri Young (30), Rondell White (32), Ivan Rodriguez (25), Craig Monroe (39)
2-OUT RBI - Brandon Inge 2 (13), Dmitri Young (12)
SB - Placido Polanco (2, 2nd base off Reyes/Hernandez), Ivan Rodriguez (3, 2nd base off Reyes/Hernandez), Nook Logan (13, 2nd base off Peavy/Hernandez)
Team LOB - 3
E - Doug Creek (1, missed catch), Dmitri Young (1, missed catch)
Detroit Tigers
Jason Johnson 2100110 3.25
Matt Ginter 3310010 5.47
Doug Creek (H,1) 0.1010000 6.75
Fernando Rodney (BS,1; W,1-0) 1211000 5.40
Jamie Walker (H,5) 1.1000000 2.05
Kyle Farnsworth (H,12) 0.1000010 2.30
Troy Percival 1211001 3.31
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Johnson 30-19, Matt Ginter 34-23, Doug Creek 6-5, Fernando Rodney 20-16, Jamie Walker 13-8, Kyle Farnsworth 5-3, Troy Percival 14-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Johnson 1-4, Matt Ginter 4-4, Doug Creek 1-1, Jamie Walker 2-2, Troy Percival 2-1
Batters Faced - Jason Johnson 8, Matt Ginter 12, Doug Creek 2, Fernando Rodney 5, Jamie Walker 4, Kyle Farnsworth 1, Troy Percival 5
Game Information
Attendance - 19585
Game Time - 2:24
Temperature - 87
Umpires - Home - Field Culbreth, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Larry Young, Third Base - Eric Cooper