Detroit at Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay
W: M. Maroth (7-9) L: M. Hendrickson (3-6)
HR: DET - D. Young (15)   TB - J. Cantu (15)

Tigers 9, Devil Rays 4

CBS wire reports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Magglio Ordonez and Dmitri Young have the Detroit Tigers feeling upbeat about the second half of the season.

Ordonez drove in three runs and Young hit a two-run homer to lead the Tigers past the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 9-4 on Sunday.

"We're doing what we're capable of doing," Detroit manager Alan Trammell said. "We know we can score some runs on a regular basis."

Ordonez had a two-run double in a three-run seventh that put Detroit ahead 9-4. He has 11 RBI in nine games since his return from a hernia on July 1.

"I'm starting to swing the bat well," Ordonez said. "I feel like the season starts over in the second half."

Young keyed a four-run third with his second homer in two days and 15th overall. Rondell White had a pair of run-scoring singles.

Mike Maroth (7-9) allowed four runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings. The Tigers have won five of six, reaching the All-Star break at 42-44.

"It's too bad we're going to the break," White said with a laugh. "Hopefully we can pick it up, keep working hard and keep that confidence."

Jorge Cantu hit a two-run homer for the Devil Rays, who have lost 14 of 16. Tampa Bay, at 28-61, has its second-worst record at the All-Star break in eight years of existence. The Devil Rays were 27-61 at the 2001 break.

"We don't have a choice. If we want to move forward, we've got to put it behind us and keep moving forward," Tampa Bay outfielder Carl Crawford said.

Tampa Bay has allowed a major league-high 533 runs, which is tied for third most ever at the All-Star break. Manager Lou Piniella didn't rule out some roster changes before the resumption of play Thursday at Toronto.

"Let's see what happens here with the makeup of the team over the break," Piniella said. "See if we add anybody, or make some moves."

The Tigers went ahead 6-3 in the third. Chris Shelton had a run-scoring double, and White hit an RBI single before Young's two-run shot.

Tampa Bay starter Mark Hendrickson (3-6) departed after Young's homer. He allowed six runs and eight hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Young went 6-for-18 in the four-game series. He snapped an 0-for-18 slide in the series opener Thursday.

"Dmitri seems like this series he started to come out of it," Trammell said.

After Julio Lugo hit an RBI double, Cantu snapped an 0-for-11 slide with his two-run homer as the Devil Rays took a 3-1 lead in the first. Cantu has eight homers and 25 RBI over his last 23 games.

Detroit opened the scoring in the first on Ordonez's RBI grounder. Craig Monroe's sacrifice fly one inning later got the Tigers within 3-2. Monroe has 53 RBI, the most by a Detroit outfielder at the All-Star break since Kirk Gibson had 63 in 1985.

Nick Green ended Maroth's day with his sixth-inning RBI single that made it 6-4.

"I'm really excited about the second half," Maroth said. "If we're healthy, it will be fun."


Tigers All-Star C Ivan Rodriguez started for the second straight day after missing a pair of games with a jammed left pinkie finger. He will represent Puerto Rico in Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby. "I'm going to do my best," Rodriguez said. "I'm not a home run hitter. I just want everybody to know that." ... Hendrickson was hit in the lower leg by Shelton's grounder in the first, but remained in the game. ... Tigers 2B Placido Polanco strained his left hamstring tendon running out a grounder in the fourth and left the game. He hopes to play Thursday. "I heard something move, and I thought it was the knee, but it was below the knee," Polanco said. "It's nothing bad." ... Tampa Bay was looking to win consecutive games for first time since June 22-23 at the New York Yankees.
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Players of the Game

C. Guillen
AB 5
R 3
H 4
HR 0

D. Young
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Attendance - 15223
Game Time - 2:40
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Tim Timmons, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Adam Dowdy