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Mariners falter in opener
Tigers 9, Mariners 7
Raul Ibanez (left) congratulates Richie Sexson after Sexson's three-run homer. (AP)
 Sexson's three-run shot
Despite getting off to a solid start with a three-run homer by Richie Sexson in the first inning, Seattle was unable to overpower Detroit on Tuesday night. Mariners southpaw Horacio Ramirez gave up seven runs on 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings for the loss.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 08, 2007
SEA
Seattle (14-14)
Lost 1
Detroit 9, Seattle 7   DET
Detroit (20-11)
Won 8
May 8, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
3 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0   7 10 0
Detroit
0 3 0 3 0 1 2 0 X   9 14 0
Standings thru 5/8/07  |  Gameday  |  Mariners Stats  |  Tigers Stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF5120000.268
Vidro, DH5000022.298
Ibanez, LF4100111.252
Sexson, 1B4213111.152
Broussard, RF3210101.250
Beltre, 3B4120011.255
Johjima, C4011014.291
Betancourt, SS4033010.274
Lopez, 2B4000035.271
Totals37710731015 

BATTING
2B: Suzuki (5, Bonderman).
HR: Sexson (5, 1st inning off Bonderman, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Suzuki 3; Sexson 4; Broussard; Beltre 2; Johjima; Betancourt 3.
RBI: Sexson 3 (19), Betancourt 3 (13), Johjima (9).
2-out RBI: Betancourt 3; Johjima.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez 2; Sexson.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Broussard (1, 2nd base off Bonderman/Rodriguez).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rodriguez, C5010015.258
Polanco, 2B5000003.346
Sheffield, DH5121000.226
Ordonez, RF4220100.342
Guillen, SS5110013.324
Casey, 1B3111101.245
Monroe, LF4220013.243
Infante, CF3234000.333
  Granderson, CF0000100.272
Inge, 3B3023001.186
Totals3791493316 

BATTING
2B: Ordonez 2 (18, Ramirez, Green), Casey (7, Ramirez), Infante (1, Ramirez), Inge (4, Ramirez), Monroe (11, Ramirez), Sheffield (4, Morrow).
3B: Infante (1, Ramirez).
HR: Sheffield (5, 7th inning off Green, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Rodriguez; Sheffield 6; Ordonez 4; Guillen; Casey 2; Monroe 3; Infante 6; Inge 3.
RBI: Casey (4), Infante 4 (4), Inge 3 (11), Sheffield (14).
2-out RBI: Infante; Inge 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez 3; Polanco 2.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Sheffield (3, 3rd base by Morrow/Johjima).

FIELDING
PB: Rodriguez (2).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ramirez (L, 2-2)5.211770007.62
Green 1.12222217.71
Morrow 1.01001102.63
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonderman (W, 2-0)6.07552714.20
Seay (H, 2)1.00000102.79
Rodney 1.02211205.17
Jones (S, 13)1.01000002.65

IBB: Casey (by Green).
HBP: Inge (by Green).
Pitches-strikes: Ramirez 94-63, Green 32-19, Morrow 13-9, Bonderman 99-63, Seay 7-7, Rodney 26-16, Jones 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ramirez 11-6, Green 2-0, Morrow 1-0, Bonderman 6-5, Seay 2-0, Rodney 1-0, Jones 0-3.
Batters faced: Ramirez 28, Green 9, Morrow 4, Bonderman 27, Seay 3, Rodney 6, Jones 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Green 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 30,171.

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