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Recap: Tigers 3, Rays 4
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Tropicana Field
Date: June 29, 2013 7:15 PM EDT
  

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - One of Justin Verlander's best starts of the season got away from the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.

Yunel Escobar had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Tampa Bay Rays came back for a 4-3 victory over the Tigers.

But it was Fernando Rodney's brushback of Miguel Cabrera in the top of the 10th that had the Tigers fuming. Cabrera hollered from the Detroit dugout after striking out on a changeup after Rodney (3-2) came high and inside on a 1-2 pitch.

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Cabrera did not want to comment after the game, saying only that ``We've got to play tomorrow' while looking at his cell phone. But manager Jim Leyland had plenty to say.

``I'm not saying he was throwing at him; I'm not saying that at all, but if you're going to throw inside, you've got to be careful you're not in the head area,' Leyland said.

``If you want to run the ball inside, I don't blame him. There's nothing wrong with that. That's part of the art of pitching. Pitchers have to do that. But up there is not acceptable and there's a price to pay for that.'

Leyland, who managed Rodney for parts of four seasons in Detroit, said he would not buy the explanation that the pitch had gotten away from the Rays' closer.

``He's pitched long enough that they don't get away up there in that area,' Leyland said.

Countered Rodney: ``You have to pitch inside sometimes. If you're a pitcher you have to protect the strike zone. You have to pitch inside, outside, everywhere.'

James Loney had a one-out single off Bruce Rondon (0-1). Pinch-runner Sam Fuld went to second on Wil Myers' single, and after Luke Scott struck out, both runners advanced on a wild pitch.

Escobar won it for the Rays with a line drive that sailed over the head of center fielder Austin Jackson.

It was Rondon's first major league decision and only the Rays' fifth win in their last 20 games against the Tigers.

Detroit took a 3-0 lead behind Verlander in the third inning, but Scott tied it at 3 on a solo homer with one out in the eighth.

``It was a changeup that just didn't do what I needed it to do,' explained Verlander, who is winless in his last four starts. ``It got a little too much of the plate and didn't have much death to it. He put a good swing on it.'

Verlander pitched eight innings and threw 119 pitches, giving up nine hits and four walks while striking out four.

Austin Jackson hit an opposite-field solo homer to right, and Jhonny Peralta had a two-run single off Chris Archer that put the Tigers ahead 3-0 in the third.

Archer gave up three runs, five hits, three walks and had three strikeouts in five innings.

Cabrera went 1 for 4 with a walk, but his major league-leading batting average dropped two points to .375. He has a 14-game hitting streak.

``I'm not going to make a big deal about it, it's over with,' said Leyland. ``We lost a tough game. They earned the win, they got the win and OK, more power to them. But throwing in that area is not acceptable and somebody pays the price for that throughout baseball. That's just the away baseball is. That's not free. There's no free lunch.'

NOTES: Detroit RHP Anibal Sanchez (right shoulder strain) will pitch Monday in Florida for either Class A Lakeland or the rookie level Gulf Coast League Tigers. ... Loney extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the first. ... The Rays recalled INF Ryan Roberts from Triple-A Durham and optioned RHP Alex Colome to the International League club. ... Home plate umpire Dan Iassogna remained in the game after he appeared to get hit near the right wrist by a pitch from Rodney in the ninth that partially deflected off C Jose Molina's glove.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Tigers at Rays
Fri, Jun 28 Final 6 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Tigers at Rays
Sat, Jun 29 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Tigers at Rays
Sun, Jun 30 Final 1 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  -140   +115   7.5 
 TAM  +130   -135   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  -144   +115   7.5 
 TAM  +134   -135   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 DET  73%   91%   73% 
 TAM  27%   9%   27% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 6 Cover: +100 
 TAM 3 Over: 9 
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 Jun 6, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 2 Under: 7 
 DET 5 Cover: +100 
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 Jun 5, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 3 Cover: +135 
 DET 0 Under: 3 
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 Jun 4, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 1 Over: 11 
 DET 10 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 3 Under: 6 
 TAM 3 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 29, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 3 Over: 11 
 DET 8 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 11 Cover: +110 
 DET 5 Over: 16 
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 Feb 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 11 Cover: +105 
 TAM 2 Over: 13 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Saturday, Jun 29
 
    Nationals at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Red Sox
4:05 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Athletics
4:05 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Braves
4:05 PM EDT
    Indians at White Sox
4:10 PM EDT
    Royals at Twins
4:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Astros
4:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Rockies
4:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Yankees at Orioles
7:15 PM EDT
    Cubs at Mariners
7:15 PM EDT
    Reds at Rangers
7:15 PM EDT
    Brewers at Pirates
7:15 PM EDT
    Tigers at Rays
7:15 PM EDT
    Phillies at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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