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L.A. Dodgers
W: E. Bonine (1-0) L: B. Penny (5-9)
HR: LA - A. Ethier (6)   DET - M. Cabrera (10), M. Thames (9)

Tigers 12, Dodgers 7

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DETROIT -- Even if the numbers weren't pretty, Eddie Bonine had a successful major league debut.

Miguel Cabrera and Marcus Thames homered and the Detroit Tigers scored nine runs in the fourth and fifth innings combined to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 12-7 on Saturday.

Cabrera, Thames, Curtis Granderson and Edgar Renteria each drove in two runs for the Tigers, who won their fifth straight game and seventh in their last eight.

Andre Ethier homered and had four RBIs for the Dodgers, who have lost four straight and 16 of their last 22.

Bonine (1-0) had his contract purchased from Triple-A Toledo before the game and got the win, allowing six runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. He didn't walk a batter and struck out two.

"I was impressed with Bonine," said Detroit manager Jim Leyland. "He did a great job, threw the ball over the plate. I liked him. He had a good ballgame."

Bonine said he was "very nervous" at first, but it went away.

"It was fun. The guys picked me up with a lot of runs today," he said. "I'll have to improve on that outing and get better."

Bonine had been in the minors for over five seasons.

"I always had faith that this day would happen," he said. "Some of the roads, they're a little longer than others."

Brad Penny (5-9) gave up seven runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings with two walks and didn't strike out a batter.

Penny said he felt discomfort while warming up in the bullpen. He's been bothered by a sore shoulder for most of the season and has been taking pain medication before every start since early in the year. Penny is 0-7 in his last eight starts.

"I knew I probably shouldn't have went out there," Penny said. "But that would have put the team in a horrible position."

He's scheduled to fly back to Los Angeles on Sunday for a MRI on Monday.

Penny and Detroit catcher Ivan Rodriguez were teammates on the Florida Marlins' 2003 team that won the World Series. Much of the team's success was attributed to the way Rodriguez worked with the team's young pitchers, including Penny, Josh Beckett and A.J. Burnett.

"That's very hard news to be hearing," said Rodriguez when told of Penny's situation. "You wish him the best."

With Detroit down 4-1, Magglio Ordonez singled with one out in the fourth and Cabrera followed with his 10th home run into the left-field stands. Renteria singled one out later and Thames followed with his ninth homer and second in two games.

"He's done a good job. Marcus is a two-run homer, three-run homer waiting to happen," Leyland said. "He might strike out, but he might hit you a bomb, too. He's pretty good at that."

Rodriguez followed with a single and Granderson and Placido Polanco hit successive triples.

The Tigers scored three in the fifth on an error by Los Angeles shortstop Angel Berroa, a wild pitch by Scott Proctor and Rodriguez' RBI single.

The Dodgers scored three in the sixth on Ethier's two-run homer and Juan Pierre's RBI groundout.

The Dodgers had been struggling offensively.

"We finally put up some runs, but they put up more," said Los Angeles catcher Russell Martin.

Renteria singled in a run in the Detroit sixth.

Jeff Larish added a RBI single in the eighth.


  • Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp was reinstated from a two-game suspension on Saturday. He was suspended for fighting with Colorado Rockies' catcher Yorvit Torrealba.
  • Larish's double in the fifth inning broke an 0-for-12 slump.
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Players of the Game

M. Cabrera
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
Los Angeles

A. Ethier
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1

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Los Angeles Dodgers
Juan Pierre, LF5001012 .275
Blake DeWitt, 3B5010011 .279
Jeff Kent, 2B5110001 .239
James Loney, 1B5230001 .296
Russell Martin, C5110004 .312
Andre Ethier, RF4224001 .286
Matt Kemp, CF4011021 .293
Delwyn Young, DH4131001 .300
Angel Berroa, SS3010001 .167
   a- Mark Sweeney, PH0000100 .118
    Luis Maza, PR-SS0000000 .239
a-walked for Berroa in the 8th
2B - James Loney 2 (14, Bonine, Bonine), Russell Martin (11, Bonine), Andre Ethier (15, Bonine), Angel Berroa (1, Fossum)
HR - Andre Ethier (6, Bonine)
RBI - Juan Pierre (19), Andre Ethier 4 (26), Matt Kemp (39), Delwyn Young (3)
2-OUT RBI - Matt Kemp (19), Delwyn Young (2)
SB - Matt Kemp (12, 3rd base off Bonine/Rodriguez)
Team LOB - 7
DP - Kent-Berroa-Loney
E - Angel Berroa (1, Throwing)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Brad Penny (L,5-9) 3.2777202 5.88
Scott Proctor 2341410 5.64
Cory Wade 1.1200010 2.05
Takashi Saito 1311030 2.28
WP - Scott Proctor (5), Takashi Saito (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Brad Penny 76-47, Scott Proctor 46-24, Cory Wade 20-16, Takashi Saito 22-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Penny 5-5, Scott Proctor 3-3, Cory Wade 1-2
Batters Faced - Brad Penny 19, Scott Proctor 14, Cory Wade 6, Takashi Saito 6
Detroit Tigers
Curtis Granderson, CF4122111 .246
Placido Polanco, 2B5011004 .301
Carlos Guillen, 3B5000002 .298
Magglio Ordonez, RF4320100 .314
Miguel Cabrera, 1B4222111 .281
Jeff Larish, DH4121100 .162
Edgar Renteria, SS4221112 .270
Marcus Thames, LF2212100 .245
    Brent Clevlen, LF2000014 .158
Ivan Rodriguez, C4131012 .262
2B - Magglio Ordonez (17, Saito), Jeff Larish (1, Proctor)
3B - Curtis Granderson (2, Penny), Placido Polanco (1, Proctor)
HR - Miguel Cabrera (10, Penny), Marcus Thames (9, Penny)
SH - Ivan Rodriguez (3)
RBI - Curtis Granderson 2 (22), Placido Polanco (21), Miguel Cabrera 2 (41), Jeff Larish (5), Edgar Renteria (31), Marcus Thames 2 (24), Ivan Rodriguez (22)
2-OUT RBI - Curtis Granderson (7), Placido Polanco (10), Edgar Renteria (10), Marcus Thames 2 (4), Ivan Rodriguez (6)
SB - Ivan Rodriguez (5, 2nd base off Penny/Martin)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Bonine-Polanco-Cabrera, Renteria-Polanco-Cabrera
E - Eddie Bonine (1, Misplayed grounder), Miguel Cabrera (9, Misplayed grounder), Ivan Rodriguez (3, Throwing)
Detroit Tigers
Eddie Bonine (W,1-0) 5.1966021 10.13
Casey Fossum 0.2211010 20.25
Zach Miner 2100110 5.09
Bobby Seay 1100000 2.61
Pitches-Strikes - Eddie Bonine 77-53, Casey Fossum 13-9, Zach Miner 29-14, Bobby Seay 9-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Eddie Bonine 7-7, Casey Fossum 1-0, Zach Miner 2-3, Bobby Seay 2-1
Batters Faced - Eddie Bonine 25, Casey Fossum 4, Zach Miner 8, Bobby Seay 4
Game Information
Attendance - 42348
Game Time - 3:01
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Brian Knight