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They got a game-winning hit from that spot in the lineup. But it wasn't from Ordonez.
Raburn was mobbed by his teammates at home plate in a wild celebration that included some playful punches.
"I didn't feel a thing," he said. "I was kind of numb. I've never done that before."
No one has for the Tigers, in fact, in a long time.
The last time Detroit won a game on a walkoff homer by a pinch hitter was in 1995, when Lou Whitaker was at the plate against the Chicago White Sox and Alan Trammell, now the Cubs' bench coach, was one of the baserunners.
Raburn's blast to left-center off Kevin Gregg capped a dramatic ending in which the teams alternated hitting two-run homers in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.
"We went from a real low to a real high, to a real low and a real high," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said.
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Brandon Inge's two-run home run in the seventh put the Tigers ahead 3-2 and they were a strike away from taking the lead into the ninth, but Hoffpauir sent Zumaya's 85 mph pitch over the fence in right.
"It reminds me of '06 when if you made a mistake, your teammates backed you up," said Zumaya, referring to the season that Detroit reached the World Series. "I'm still disappointed on my pitch selection. It was a changeup up in the zone. It's my third-best pitch."
Carlos Zambrano went from the losing pitcher to the winning one to not factoring in the decision thanks to Hoffpauir's homer and Raburn's homer.
"Look, one-run leads on the road aren't easy to hold," Cubs manager Lou Piniella said. "Gregg has been pitching well. Just didn't happen today.
"I don't want to talk about missed opportunities."
Raburn was hitting for Josh Anderson, who pinch ran for Ordonez.
"Somehow, [Leyland] seems to pull the right strings at the right time," Raburn said.
Gregg lamented the pitch he threw, a slider that slipped out of his hand.
"I could have hit that ball out of the park," he said. "When you throw that pitch, all you can do is hope he pops it up, and he popped it right out of the park."
Brandon Lyon (3-3) got the victory after retiring one batter in the ninth, helping the AL Central-leading Tigers win their fifth game in a row.
The Cubs had won four of five.
Detroit starter Edwin Jackson allowed two runs and struck out seven over seven innings.
The Tigers had won four straight with struggling Ordonez out of the lineup and won again despite putting him back on the field.
Ordonez fizzled in his first game in almost a week, going 0 for 2 on a chopper to third and a popup in foul territory.
The six-time All-Star and 2007 AL batting champion, who is hitting just .271 with two homers, walked in the seventh and pinch-runner Anderson was promptly picked off by Zambrano.
Ordonez hit seventh, the lowest he has been in a lineup since 1998. He hit sixth earlier this season.
"Manana," Ordonez said, referring to Wednesday, when a reporter asked in Spanish when and where he wanted to talk.
|Ryan Raburn's two-run long ball in the ninth gives Detroit a dramatic victory over the Cubs. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Alfonso Soriano, LF||5||1||1||0||0||1||2||.224|
|Ryan Theriot, SS||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.284|
|Milton Bradley, RF||2||1||0||0||2||1||0||.244|
|Derrek Lee, 1B||3||1||2||1||1||0||0||.292|
|Micah Hoffpauir, DH||3||1||1||2||1||2||4||.262|
|Geovany Soto, C||3||0||0||1||0||2||4||.222|
|Koyie Hill, C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.222|
|Kosuke Fukudome, CF||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.260|
|Mike Fontenot, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.232|
|Andres Blanco, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.246|
|2B - Derrek Lee (12, Jackson)|
|HR - Micah Hoffpauir (6, Zumaya)|
|SF - Geovany Soto (2)|
|RBI - Derrek Lee (37), Micah Hoffpauir 2 (21), Geovany Soto (20)|
|2-OUT RBI - Micah Hoffpauir 2 (15)|
|CS - Andres Blanco (2, 2nd base by Jackson/Laird)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Theriot-Blanco-Lee|
|Carlos Marmol (H,14)||1||0||0||0||0||3||0||3.48|
|Kevin Gregg (BS,3; L,2-2)||0.1||1||2||2||1||0||1||4.18|
|HBP - Kelly (by Carlos Zambrano), Polanco (by Carlos Marmol)|
|WP - Carlos Zambrano (3)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Carlos Zambrano 110-61, Carlos Marmol 15-9, Kevin Gregg 13-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Carlos Zambrano 6-9|
|Batters Faced - Carlos Zambrano 27, Carlos Marmol 4, Kevin Gregg 3|
|Curtis Granderson, CF||4||1||1||0||0||2||1||.263|
|Placido Polanco, 2B||3||0||1||1||0||0||1||.264|
|Miguel Cabrera, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||2||2||.329|
|Marcus Thames, DH||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.284|
|Don Kelly, LF||2||2||0||0||1||0||1||.385|
|Brandon Inge, 3B||4||1||2||2||0||0||1||.278|
|Magglio Ordonez, RF||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.271|
|Josh Anderson, PR-RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.261|
|a- Ryan Raburn, PH||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||.235|
|Gerald Laird, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.220|
|Ramon Santiago, SS||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.279|
|a-homered for Anderson in the 9th|
|2B - Curtis Granderson (8, Zambrano)|
|3B - Placido Polanco (2, Zambrano)|
|HR - Brandon Inge (17, Zambrano), Ryan Raburn (5, Gregg)|
|RBI - Placido Polanco (27), Brandon Inge 2 (49), Ryan Raburn 2 (16)|
|SB - Placido Polanco (3, 2nd base off Marmol/Hill)|
|PK - Josh Anderson (2, Zambrano)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|Joel Zumaya (BS,3)||1||2||2||2||0||2||1||3.86|
|Brandon Lyon (W,3-3)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.08|
|Pitches-Strikes - Edwin Jackson 112-66, Joel Zumaya 20-14, Bobby Seay 11-8, Brandon Lyon 5-3|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edwin Jackson 6-7, Joel Zumaya 1-0, Bobby Seay 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Edwin Jackson 28, Joel Zumaya 5, Bobby Seay 3, Brandon Lyon 1|
|Attendance - 38046|
|Game Time - 2:34|
|Temperature - 86|
|Umpires - Home - Tim McClelland, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Adrian Johnson|