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Game 49: Ordonez Fuels Downtown Scoring Frenzy

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The Gist: Magglio Ordonez drove in six runs on a three-for-three, two-homer night and Nate Robertson struck out four and allowed all three runs in 6-1/3 innings in the Tigers' 19-3 blowout of the Twins. Placido Polanco inched closer to the .300 mark with four hits in five at bats, and Gary Sheffield drove in three on a pair of hits. Aquilino Lopez quietly continued his solid 2008 season with 2-2/3 innings of one-hit relief.

The Quote: "They just whacked everything he threw up there and we couldn't really do much about it." — Twins manager Ron Gardenhire

The Stat: 10. The number of two-out RBI produced by Tigers hitters. Ordonez and Matt Joyce each had a pair.

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