Detroit Tigers 11, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 90
Played on Saturday, July 15, 2000 (D) at Comerica Park

HOU N    0  0  0    4  0  1    0  1  0  -   6 11  0
DET A    0  1  0    0  2  1    7  0  x  -  11 15  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Spiers 3b,2b                  4   0   1   0       1   1       0   2
Biggio 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   2
  Truby 3b                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bagwell dh                    3   1   1   0       2   1       0   0
Berkman rf                    5   1   2   0       0   2       8   0
Alou lf                       4   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
  Barker cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Hidalgo cf,lf                 3   1   1   2       0   1       4   0
Ward 1b                       4   1   2   1       0   0       4   1
Eusebio c                     4   1   1   2       0   1       2   1
Bogar ss                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Lima p                        0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Perez p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valdes p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cabrera p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6  11   6       3   7      24   8

BATTING - 
2B: Bagwell (20,off Blair); Alou (13,off Blair); Ward (5,off Nitkowski).
HR: Eusebio (3,4th inning off Blair 1 on 2 out); Hidalgo (25,8th inning off
Patterson 0 on 0 out).
SF: Hidalgo (5,off Blair).
Team LOB: 7.

Detroit Tigers               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Polonia dh                    5   2   3   2       0   0       0   0
Becker rf                     4   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Higginson lf                  5   1   2   0       0   0       5   1
Palmer 3b                     4   2   2   1       1   1       0   3
D. Cruz ss                    4   1   2   2       0   0       0   2
Encarnacion cf                4   1   0   0       1   1       2   0
Ausmus c                      3   2   3   3       1   0       6   1
Easley 2b                     4   1   2   1       0   0       3   3
Halter 1b                     3   0   0   1       0   0      11   0
Blair p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Nitkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Patterson p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  N. Cruz p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36  11  15  11       3   2      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Higginson-Halter.
E: Becker (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Palmer (11,off Lima); Ausmus (12,off Lima); Higginson (26,off Perez).
3B: Polonia (4,off Cabrera).
SF: D. Cruz (4,off Lima); Halter (1,off Cabrera); Becker (4,off Cabrera).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lima                          6    10   4   4   1   1   0  29
Perez                         0     1   1   1   0   0   0   1
Henry L(1-3)                  0     1   3   3   2   0   0   3
Valdes                        0     2   2   2   0   0   0   2
Cabrera                       2     1   1   1   0   1   0   7
Totals                        8    15  11  11   3   2   0  42

Perez faced 1 batter in the 7th inning
Henry faced 3 batters in the 7th inning
Valdes faced 2 batters in the 7th inning

Detroit Tigers               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blair                         5.1   7   5   5   2   3   1  24
Nitkowski                     0.2   1   0   0   1   1   0   4
Patterson W(4-1)              2     2   1   1   0   1   1   8
N. Cruz                       1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9    11   6   6   3   7   2  40

Nitkowski faced 1 batter in the 7th inning

Umpires: HP - Phil Cuzzi, 1B - Mike Fichter, 2B - Tim McClelland, 3B - Terry Craft
Time of Game: 3:01   Attendance: 39189


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Detroit Tigers           
1. Spiers              3b        Polonia             dh
2. Biggio              2b        Becker              rf
3. Bagwell             dh        Higginson           lf
4. Berkman             rf        Palmer              3b
5. Alou                lf        D. Cruz             ss
6. Hidalgo             cf        Encarnacion         cf
7. Ward                1b        Ausmus              c
8. Eusebio             c         Easley              2b
9. Bogar               ss        Halter              1b
   Lima                p         Blair               p

ASTROS 1ST: Spiers grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio
popped to first in foul territory; Bagwell doubled to left;
Berkman grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Polonia flied to center; Becker grounded out (second
to first); Higginson lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Tigers 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Hidalgo
popped to second; Ward grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Palmer doubled to left; D. Cruz flied to right in
foul territory [Palmer to third]; Encarnacion grounded out
(shortstop to first); Ausmus singled to left [Palmer scored];
Easley singled to right [Ausmus to third]; Halter flied to
right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Tigers 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Eusebio flied to center; Bogar singled to left;
Spiers was called out on strikes; Biggio grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 3RD: Polonia flied to center; Becker grounded out (first
to pitcher); Higginson singled to right; Palmer struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Tigers 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell walked; Berkman singled to right [Bagwell to
third, Berkman to second (error by Becker)]; Alou singled to
left [Bagwell scored, Berkman to third]; Hidalgo sacrifice flied
into a double play to left [Berkman scored, Alou out at first
(left to first)]; Ward singled to right; Eusebio homered [Ward
scored]; Bogar flied to center; 4 R, 4 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Tigers 1.

TIGERS 4TH: D. Cruz singled to center; Encarnacion forced D.
Cruz (third to second); Ausmus walked [Encarnacion to second];
Easley flied to center; Halter forced Ausmus (shortstop to
second) [Encarnacion to third]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4,
Tigers 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Spiers popped to second; Biggio grounded out (second
to first); Bagwell walked; Berkman was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 5TH: Polonia singled to left; Becker singled to right
[Polonia to third]; Higginson flied to center; Palmer singled to
left [Polonia scored, Becker to third]; D. Cruz hit a sacrifice
fly to right [Becker scored]; Encarnacion forced Palmer (third
to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Tigers 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Alou doubled; Hidalgo struck out; NITKOWSKI REPLACED
BLAIR (PITCHING); Ward doubled [Alou scored]; Eusebio was called
out on strikes; Bogar grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 6TH: Ausmus doubled to left; Easley grounded out (catcher
to first); Halter grounded out (second to first) [Ausmus to
third]; Polonia singled to right [Ausmus scored]; Becker flied
to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Tigers 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Spiers walked; PATTERSON REPLACED NITKOWSKI
(PITCHING); Biggio struck out; Bagwell forced Spiers (third to
second); Berkman singled to left [Bagwell to second]; Alou flied
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 7TH: PEREZ REPLACED LIMA (PITCHING); Higginson doubled;
HENRY REPLACED PEREZ (PITCHING); Palmer walked; D. Cruz singled
to left [Higginson scored, Palmer to second]; Encarnacion walked
[Palmer to third, D. Cruz to second]; VALDES REPLACED HENRY
(PITCHING); Ausmus singled to right [Palmer scored, D. Cruz
scored, Encarnacion to third]; Easley singled to center
[Encarnacion scored, Ausmus to third, Easley to second (on
throw)]; CABRERA REPLACED VALDES (PITCHING); Halter hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Ausmus scored, Easley to third]; Polonia
tripled to right [Easley scored]; Becker hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Polonia scored]; Higginson flied to right; 7 R, 5 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 5, Tigers 11.

ASTROS 8TH: Hidalgo homered; Ward flied to left; Eusebio
grounded out (second to first); Bogar flied to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Tigers 11.

TIGERS 8TH: SPIERS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); TRUBY
REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING 3B); BARKER REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING CF);
HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Palmer flied to right;
D. Cruz flied to center; Encarnacion struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 6, Tigers 11.

ASTROS 9TH: N. CRUZ REPLACED PATTERSON (PITCHING); Spiers
singled to right; Truby flied to left; Bagwell struck out;
Spiers advanced to second because of defensive indifference
[Spiers to second]; Berkman struck out (catcher to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Tigers 11.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  11   0    7
 Tigers          11  15   1    7


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