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Burres gone in sixth

Brian Burres threw 108 pitches in 5 1/3 innings, the last resulting in a bloop single by Ryan Raburn that extended Detroit's lead to 3-1.

Burres retired 14 of 18 batters before Marcus Thames homered with one out in the sixth.

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Third base umpire Brian Runge, who blew the call at the plate in the top of the 10th inning last night, initially ruled the ball foul. Thames kept rounding the bases, approaching third while Runge and plate umpire Greg Gibson converged near the bag. Runge correctly changed his call.

The Tigers' bullpen is fried, and Justin Verlander is doing them a huge favor. He's allowed one hit through six innings - Luke Scott's RBI double in the second. The only other baserunner was Aubrey Huff, who walked in the second and scored on Scott's hit.

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Verlander has retired 14 in a row. The Orioles have worked him for only 68 pitches.


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