Tigers 4, Pirates 3(10)

Carlos Guillen hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning

Saturday night and the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates


Guillen hit the third pitch from Brendan Donnelly (2-1) into the

right-field stands. Donnelly had won eight straight decisions since

May 1, 2007.

Phil Coke (4-0) got the win with a scoreless 10th.

The Pirates made it 3-all in the eighth when Jose Tabata

stretched what looked like a routine one-out single into a double

as center fielder Austin Jackson didn’t react quickly enough.

Tabata stole third and scored the tying run on Neil Walker’s single

through a drawn-in infield.

The Tigers put runners on second and third with two outs in the

ninth, but Brennan Boesch struck out.

Pittsburgh got a run in the second on Ryan Church’s RBI double,

and still had the bases loaded with one out, but Jason Jaramillo

bounced into a 1-6-3 double play.

The Tigers tied the game in the bottom half on an unusual double

play. With the bases loaded and no one out, Gerald Laird flied out

to the wall in right-center field. Boesch scored from third, but

Guillen was thrown out trying to take third.

Garrett Jones made it 2-1 with a long homer in the fourth. Ryan

Doumit nearly gave the Pirates back-to-back homers, but the umpires

ruled that a fan had reached into the field of play to catch the

ball, and held him at second.

The Tigers loaded the bases in the fifth, but Guillen grounded

into an inning-ending double play.

Detroit took the lead in the seventh. With two runners on and

two out, reliever Evan Meek made a nice play on Boesch’s slow

grounder, but Doumit missed the throw at first base for an error

and the ball rolled down the right-field line as two runs


NOTES: For Detroit’s 16th annual Negro Leagues tribute game, the

teams wore the uniforms of the Detroit Stars and Pittsburgh

Crawfords. … Jackson’s seventh-inning single ended Meek’s

six-game streak without allowing a hit.