7:05 PM ET, August 27, 2007
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
• Summary: The Tigers roughed up Mike Mussina and the Yankees for 16 runs on 20 hits en route to a 16-0 win.
• Figure this: This was the most runs scored by Detroit against New York since it put up 17 in August 1929.
• Unsung hero: Justin Verlander gave up just three hits in seven scoreless innings to earn his third win in four starts.
• Quotable: "Everybody is going to talk about the offense, but I really liked the look in Verlander's eye. He really went at a real good hitting team. To me, that was the bright spot of the evening." -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland
• The Moose is loose: Mussina was chased after allowing six runs in just three innings. He has allowed 19 earned runs in 9 2/3 innings -- an ERA of 17.69 -- in his last three starts.
-- ESPN.com news services
Tigers 16, Yankees 0
Torre said the team will likely make a move to add a reliever before Tuesday's game. ... The Tigers put DH Gary Sheffield (shoulder) on the DL. ... Jeter (knee) was back in the lineup after sitting out Sunday's loss, and Matsui was used at DH to rest a sore knee. ... The Yankees-Tigers drew 174,109 and set a record for a four-game series at Comerica Park, which opened in 2000. ... Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani was at the game after attending a fundraiser across the street.
Regular Season Series
|Series tied 4-4 (as of Mon 8/27)|
|Thu 8/16||DET 8, @NYY 5||Recap|
|Fri 8/17||@NYY 6, DET 1||Recap|
|Sat 8/18||@NYY 5, DET 2||Recap|
|Sun 8/19||@NYY 9, DET 3||Recap|
|Fri 8/24||@DET 9, NYY 6||Recap|
|Sat 8/25||NYY 7, @DET 2||Recap|
|Sun 8/26||@DET 5, NYY 4|
|» Mon 8/27||@DET 16, NYY 0||Box Score|
|Complete Schedule: Yankees | Tigers|
|1st||C Guillen hit sacrifice fly to center, P Polanco scored.||0||1|
|2nd||C Granderson doubled to center, S Casey scored.||0||2|
|2nd||P Polanco singled to center, C Granderson scored.||0||3|
|3rd||I Rodriguez singled to center, C Guillen scored, I Rodriguez to second advancing on throw.||0||4|
|3rd||R Raburn singled to center, I Rodriguez scored.||0||5|
|3rd||B Inge doubled to right, R Raburn scored.||0||6|
|4th||P Polanco homered to left.||0||7|
|5th||R Raburn singled to center, R Santiago scored.||0||8|
|5th||C Granderson grounded out to second, R Raburn scored, B Inge to third.||0||9|
|5th||M Thames singled to left, B Inge scored, P Polanco to second.||0||10|
|7th||R Raburn walked, M Ordonez scored, I Rodriguez to third, R Santiago to second.||0||11|
|7th||B Inge doubled to deep left center, I Rodriguez, R Santiago and R Raburn scored.||0||14|
|7th||P Polanco safe at first on error by third baseman W Betemit, B Inge scored, C Granderson to second.||0||15|
|7th||C Maybin hit a ground rule double to deep center, C Granderson scored, P Polanco to third.||0||16|
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|Stadium||Comerica Park, Detroit, MI|
|Attendance||42,428 (102.8% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||72 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Randy Marsh, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Sam Holbrook|