PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Carlos Guillen's two-out RBI single in the
11th inning led Detroit past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4
Thursday, giving the Tigers a split of a day-night doubleheader.
In the opener, Jason Michaels homered and drove in four runs,
leading the Phillies past the Tigers 6-2.
The nightcap was delayed 51 minutes by rain before the sixth
inning, the fourth straight day weather affected a Phillies game.
Brandon Inge tied it at 4 with a one-out, solo homer off Billy
Wagner in the ninth inning. It was Wagner's second blown save in 11
opportunities after converting 44 of 48 chances for Houston last
Ugueth Urbina (2-2) pitched two scoreless innings, leaving the
bases loaded in the 10th. Danny Patterson pitched the 11th for his
Pinch-hitter Greg Norton hit a two-out single off Ryan Madson
(4-2) in the 11th and Bobby Higginson followed with a single.
Norton scored just ahead of right fielder Bobby Abreu's throw on
Guillen's single to make it 5-4.
Brett Myers (5-3) allowed two runs -- one earned -- and four hits
in seven innings in the opener. He struck out five and walked one,
winning for the fifth time in six decisions.
Michaels, giving Abreu the afternoon off against left-hander
Mike Maroth, went 3-for-3 with a walk. He broke a 1-1 tie with a
two-run shot to almost straightaway center field in the sixth.
Michaels' two-out RBI single tied it at 1 in the fourth. He
added an RBI double in the seventh.
Michaels also threw out speedy Alex Sanchez at the plate in the
sixth on a single to right by Higginson, and made a sliding catch
in the third.
"It's tough because I don't play too much," Michaels said. "I
try not to do more than I should. I try to simplify it. I can only
provide a good at-bat."
Phillies manager Larry Bowa said Michaels could figure into the
mix in center field along with Doug Glanville and Ricky Ledee.
Starter Marlon Byrd has struggled this season, but went 3-for-5 in
Maroth (5-4) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings. A
21-game loser last season, Maroth hasn't had much luck in recent
outings. He's 1-3 in his last six starts, despite a 3.05 ERA during
"I just kept mixing everything up," Maroth said.
The Phillies erased an early 3-0 deficit in the second game,
tying it on Todd Pratt's RBI single off Esteban Yan in the seventh.
After pinch-hitter Pat Burrell grounded out, Jimmy Rollins drove in
Pratt with a liner down the right-field line.
Consecutive RBI doubles by Jason Smith and Higginson gave the
Tigers a 2-0 lead in the third. Carlos Pena added a two-out RBI
single to make it 3-0.
Rollins' RBI single cut it to 3-1 in the third. Ledee's solo
homer made it 3-2 in the fourth.
Gary Knotts allowed two runs and four hits in five innings, but
left after the rain delay.
Phillies starter Kevin Millwood gave up three runs and seven
hits in six innings. He tied a season-high with seven strikeouts,
but is winless in his last seven outings, going 0-4 with a 6.62
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly by Guillen in the
fourth inning of the opener. A throwing error by third baseman
David Bell set up the unearned run. A solo homer by Eric Munson cut
it to 3-2 in the seventh.
The Phillies scored three runs off relievers Craig Dingman and
Steve Colyer in the seventh. Burrell walked with the bases loaded,
and Bell added a sacrifice fly.
"Sometimes we're good. Sometimes we're not," Tigers manager
Alan Trammell said.
It was the first time this week the Phillies made it through a
game without a rain delay or postponement.
Philadelphia's 10-7 victory over Cincinnati on Monday -- a makeup
game from a rainout in April -- was stopped three times, with delays
totaling 3 hours, 54 minutes. It ended at 2:06 on Tuesday morning.
Detroit's 10-3 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday night was
delayed 1:45 before it started. Wednesday night's game was called
almost two hours after the scheduled start.
Notes: Tigers C Ivan Rodriguez went 0-for-2 in the second game,
snapping his hitting streak at 14 games. ... A crowd of 44,551 came
out to see the opener of the first day-night doubleheader in the
brief history of Citizens Bank Park. It was the 14th sellout this
season and second-largest crowd. ... Former Phillies C Darren
Daulton filled in for Larry Andersen on the team's television
broadcast. Andersen, a former reliever, was in Seattle for his
daughter's high school graduation.