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|Thursday, 24 May 2007 13:35|
Magglio Ordonez had four hits and three RBIs to take over the major league lead with 45, two more than the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez. Gary Sheffield added a solo home run in the third as Detroit won for the fifth time in six games.
Eight of the Tigers' 13 hits were for extra bases.
Bonderman (3-0), pitching for the first time since May 8 after missing two starts with a blister on his right middle finger, gave up four hits, walked five and struck out six in eight innings to win for the third time in as many starts.
Ordonez drove in two runs with his second double of the game in the fourth inning to chase Ervin Santana (3-6), who gave up eight runs and seven hits in 3 2-3 innings.
Devil Rays 13, Mariners 12
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Carl Crawford had three RBIs and triggered a seven-run third inning for Tampa Bay.
Seven of Tampa Bay's nine starters drove in at least one run.
Jae Seo (3-4) gave up seven runs and 13 hits over 5-plus innings to earn the win, but the bullpen nearly gave it away.
Closer Al Reyes came on in the ninth with the Devil Rays ahead 13-10. He allowed a two-run homer to Ichiro Suzuki, but struck out Jose Guillen swinging with a man on to end the game.
Mariners starter Horacio Ramirez left after the second inning with tightness in his left shoulder. He gave up three runs and three hits. Reliever Sean White (1-1) allowed seven runs and six hits in 1-3 of an inning, walking three.