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American League Game Summary - Detroit at Oakland
(Thursday, April 24th)
Final Score: Oakland 2, Detroit 0
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Mark Mulder pitched his sixth career shutout
as the Oakland Athletics blanked the Detroit Tigers, 2-0.
Eric Byrnes went 2-for-3 with a run scored for Oakland, which took two in this
three-game set and has won four of its last six games.
Mulder (3-1) allowed just three hits to go along with five strikeouts and one
walk for his ninth career complete game.
Nate Cornejo (1-2) took the loss for Detroit despite a solid outing. He hurled
six innings and allowed one run on five hits with two walks.
Dean Palmer finished 2-for-3 in the losing effort for the Tigers, who have
lost nine of their last 10 games. Steve Sparks pitched an inning of relief
and allowed one run on one hit.
Detroit threatened to score in the top of the fifth. Craig Monroe reached on
an infield single before moving to third on a Palmer double to right. Jermaine
Dye of the A's hurt his right knee while fielding the Palmer hit and left the
game with discomfort.
With runners at second and third with one out, Ramon Santiago and Brandon Inge
grounded out and flied out, respectively, to end the inning.
Oakland then got on the board in the bottom of the frame. Byrnes and Terrence
Long each singled leading off the inning. Both runners advanced one base
on Ramon Hernandez's groundout. Chris Singleton's sacrifice fly then
brought home Byrnes.
The Athletics added to their lead in the seventh. Long singled to lead off the
inning and moved to second when Omar Infante made a throwing error on
Hernandez's hit. With runners on first and second, Singleton grounded into a
fielder's choice and Long was tagged out. Mark Ellis then hit a sacrifice fly
to center to score Hernandez, who had moved to third on the previous play.
Mulder is now 9-1 in his last 14 starts dating back to last season...The game
marked the fifth time in 2003 that the Tigers have been shutout...The game was
played in a swift 2:06...Monroe was the only other Tiger besides Palmer to
post a hit in the contest.
04/24 18:21:57 ET
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