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Rays hang tough, lose late
Tigers 9, Devil Rays 6
Dan Wheeler (right) walks off the mound after allowing three runs. (Duane Burleson/AP)
 Gomes' grand slam
Jonny Gomes' game-tying grand slam in the top of the eighth wasn't enough for the Rays as the bullpen surrendered the lead in the bottom of the inning. Right-hander Jason Hammel, who left his last start early with shoulder tightness, was roughed up in his return, allowing five runs and 10 hits in four innings. Dioner Navarro also homered and had two RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (42-70)
Lost 3
Detroit 9, Tampa Bay 6   DET
Detroit (63-49)
Won 2
August 7, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0   6 14 1
Detroit
1 2 2 0 1 0 0 3 X   9 16 0
Standings thru 8/7/07  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Tigers Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B5000011.290
Crawford, LF5040000.310
Upton, CF5110023.323
Pena, 1B5000025.275
Young, RF4110022.292
Harris, 2B4120010.300
Gomes, DH4234010.266
Wilson, SS4010003.250
Navarro, C4122001.193
Totals4061460915 

BATTING
3B: Gomes (1, Robertson).
HR: Navarro (4, 3rd inning off Robertson, 0 on, 0 out), Gomes (13, 8th inning off Grilli, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Crawford 4; Upton; Young; Harris 2; Gomes 8; Wilson; Navarro 5.
RBI: Navarro 2 (23), Gomes 4 (33).
2-out RBI: Navarro; Gomes 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson; Pena.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Navarro (7, pickoff).
DP: (Wilson-Harris-Pena).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4221112.300
Polanco, DH5131002.346
Casey, 1B5022012.293
Ordonez, RF5232003.354
Guillen, SS5010023.314
Rodriguez, C4110013.280
Raburn, 2B4232000.380
Monroe, LF3100013.220
Inge, 3B3011020.241
Totals3891691818 

BATTING
2B: Granderson (30, Hammel), Raburn 2 (5, Hammel, Wheeler), Polanco (27, Hammel), Casey (26, Wheeler).
3B: Inge (1, Hammel).
HR: Ordonez (18, 5th inning off Salas, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Granderson 3; Polanco 4; Casey 3; Ordonez 6; Guillen; Rodriguez; Raburn 5; Inge 3.
RBI: Casey 2 (43), Raburn 2 (14), Inge (51), Ordonez 2 (94), Granderson (54), Polanco (49).
2-out RBI: Inge; Raburn.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson; Monroe; Guillen 2.
S: Inge.
GIDP: Ordonez.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Granderson (1, 2nd base by Hammel/Navarro).

FIELDING
DP: (Robertson-Raburn-Casey).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hammel 4.010551306.09
Salas 2.02110213.09
Wheeler (L, 1-5)1.14330205.23
Dohmann 0.20000103.60
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robertson 7.29330914.94
Grilli 0.04330015.94
Byrdak (W, 1-0)0.10000003.51
Jones (S, 30)1.01000004.56

Grilli pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.

WP: Hammel.
HBP: Monroe (by Wheeler).
Pitches-strikes: Hammel 74-43, Salas 28-20, Wheeler 32-23, Dohmann 6-4, Robertson 96-71, Grilli 10-6, Byrdak 3-2, Jones 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hammel 6-2, Salas 1-3, Wheeler 2-0, Dohmann 1-0, Robertson 10-4, Grilli 0-0, Byrdak 1-0, Jones 2-1.
Batters faced: Hammel 21, Salas 8, Wheeler 10, Dohmann 2, Robertson 31, Grilli 4, Byrdak 1, Jones 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Dohmann 2-0, Grilli 1-1, Byrdak 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 79 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 12 mph, R to L.
T: 2:53.
Att: 35,288.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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