2009 Detroit Tigers
Slogan: "Always a Tiger"
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Record86–77 (.528)
Divisional place2nd
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Owner(s)Mike Ilitch
General manager(s)Dave Dombrowski
Manager(s)Jim Leyland
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The 2009 Detroit Tigers season was the team's 109th season. The Tigers' new slogan for 2009 was "Always a Tiger." It replaced the 2006–2008 slogan "Who's Your Tiger?"

The Tigers ended the season on October 6 with a 6–5 loss in 12 innings to the Minnesota Twins in the tie-breaker game to win the AL Central. The Tigers spent 146 days in first place and became the first team in Major League history to lose a three-game lead with four games left to play.

2008–2009 offseason events

Trades

On July 30, the Tigers traded outfielder Josh Anderson to Kansas City for cash considerations.[25]

On July 31, the Tigers traded rookie left-handed pitcher Luke French and left-handed pitcher Mauricio Robles to Seattle for veteran left-handed starting pitcher Jarrod Washburn.[26]

On August 17, the Tigers traded pitcher Brett Jacobson to Baltimore for Aubrey Huff.[27]

Season highlights

The Tigers' home opener was on April 10 against the Texas Rangers.[28] The Tigers won that game 15–2, which included a grand slam by Miguel Cabrera and finished the series with a sweep.[29]

The Tigers swept their rivals the Indians in Cleveland during the second weekend of May.[30] The Tigers also completed back-to-back sweeps in May, against the Athletics and the Rangers. The Tigers also completed back-to-back sweeps in late June, over the Brewers and Cubs.

On May 15, the Tigers hit 2 grand slams in a game, only the third time in team history.[31]

On June 19, Instant replay was used twice in the Tigers' 10–4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Comerica Park, the first time that's happened in league history.[32] Miguel Cabrera's third-inning single off the top of the wall is called a home run after instant replay review shows that it had actually cleared the wall. Contrarily, Dusty Ryan's fourth-inning home run was overturned to a ground rule double. Later that weekend, the Tigers won the series with a sweep.

On May 19, Dontrelle Willis and four relief pitchers combined to throw a one-hitter in a 4–0 Tigers Victory. Willis had a stretch in which he retired 17 straight batters [33]

The Tigers completed back-to-back sweeps against the Indians and Rays in early September.[34][35]

The Tigers held the 1st-place position from May 8 until they lost it to the Twins in the tiebreaker game on October 6.

The Tigers swept the Indians for the third time of the season in late September.[36]

Regular season

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 87 76 0.534 49–33 38–43
Detroit Tigers 86 77 0.528 1 51–30 35–47
Chicago White Sox 79 83 0.488 43–38 36–45
Cleveland Indians 65 97 0.401 21½ 35–46 30–51
Kansas City Royals 65 97 0.401 21½ 33–48 32–49


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2009 Detroit Tigers
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Record vs. opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 2–16 5–4 2–5 3–5 4–4 2–8 3–2 5–13 1–5 4–5 8–10 5–5 9–9 11–7
Boston 16–2 4–4 7–2 6–1 5–3 4–5 4–2 9–9 5–5 2–4 9–9 2–7 11–7 11–7
Chicago 4–5 4−4 10–8 9–9 9–9 5–4 6−12 3–4 4–5 4–5 6–2 2–4 1–6 12–6
Cleveland 5–2 2–7 8–10 4–14 10–8 2–4 8–10 3–5 2–5 6–4 5–3 1–8 4–4 5–13
Detroit 5–3 1–6 9–9 14–4 9–9 5–4 7–12 1–5 5–4 5–4 5–2 7–2 3–5 10–8
Kansas City 4–4 3–5 9–9 8–10 9–9 1–9 6–12 2–4 2–6 5–4 1–9 3–3 4–3 8–10
Los Angeles 8–2 5–4 4–5 4–2 4–5 9–1 6–4 5–5 12–7 10–9 4–2 8–11 4–4 14–4
Minnesota 2–3 2–4 12–6 10–8 12–7 12–6 4–6 0–7 4–6 5–5 3–3 6–4 3–5 12–6
New York 13–5 9–9 4–3 5–3 5–1 4–2 5–5 7–0 7–2 6–4 11–7 5–4 12–6 10–8
Oakland 5–1 5–5 5–4 5–2 4–5 6–2 7–12 6–4 2–7 5–14 6–4 11–8 3–6 5–13
Seattle 5–4 4–2 5–4 4–6 4–5 4–5 9–10 5–5 4–6 14–5 5–3 8–11 3–4 11–7
Tampa Bay 10–8 9–9 2–6 3–5 2–5 9–1 2–4 3–3 7–11 4–6 3–5 3–6 14–4 13–5
Texas 5–5 7–2 4–2 8–1 2–7 3–3 11–8 4–6 4–5 8–11 11–8 6–3 5–5 9–9
Toronto 9–9 7–11 6–1 4–4 5–3 3–4 4–4 5–3 6–12 6–3 4–3 4–14 5–5 7–11

Game log

Legend
Tigers win Tigers loss Game postponed
Game log
April (11–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 6 @ Blue Jays L 12–5 Halladay (1–0) Verlander (0–1) 48,027 0–1
2 April 7 @ Blue Jays L 5–4 Ryan (1–0) Lyon (0–1) 16,790 0–2
3 April 8 @ Blue Jays W 5–1 Miner (1–0) Litsch (0–1) 12,145 1–2
4 April 9 @ Blue Jays L 6–2 Romero (1–0) Porcello (0–1) 15,297 1–3
5 April 10 Rangers W 15–2 Galarraga (1–0) Benson (0–1) 44,588 2–3
6 April 11 Rangers W 4–3 Robertson (1–0) Harrison (0–1) Rodney (1) 28,693 3–3
7 April 12 Rangers W 6–4 Lyon (1–1) Wilson (0–1) Rodney (2) 18,905 4–3
8 April 13 White Sox L 10–6 Floyd (1–1) Miner (1–1) 21,850 4–4
April 14 White Sox Postponed (rain) – rescheduled for July 24
9 April 15 White Sox W 9–0 Galarraga (2–0) Contreras (0–2) 20,212 5–4
10 April 17 @ Mariners L 6–3 Hernández (2–0) Verlander (0–2) Morrow (3) 35,824 5–5
11 April 18 @ Mariners W 2–0 Jackson (1–0) Bédard (1–1) Rodney (3) 31,966 6–5
12 April 19 @ Mariners W 8–2 Porcello (1–1) Silva (0–2) 30,450 7–5
13 April 21 @ Angels L 4–3 Arredondo (1–0) Lyon (1–2) Fuentes (3) 41,627 7–6
14 April 22 @ Angels W 12–10 Rincón (1–0) Shields (0–2) 43,047 8–6
15 April 23 @ Angels L 10–5 Palmer (1–0) Jackson (1–1) 38,543 8–7
16 April 24 @ Royals L 6–1 Greinke (4–0) Porcello (1–2) 36,363 8–8
17 April 25 @ Royals W 9–1 Miner (2–1) Davies (1–1) 37,647 9–8
18 April 26 @ Royals W 3–2 Galarraga (3–0) Ponson (0–3) Rodney (4) 13,520 10–8
19 April 27 Yankees W 4–2 Verlander (1–2) Sabathia (1–2) 28,784 11–8
20 April 28 Yankees L 11–0 Hughes (1–0) Perry (0–1) 25,519 11–9
21 April 29 Yankees L 8–6 Chamberlain (1–0) Porcello (1–3) 28,348 11–10
May (17–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
22 May 1 Indians L 6–5 Pavano (1–3) Galarraga (3–1) Wood (5) 22,288 11–11
23 May 2 Indians W 9–7 Zumaya (1–0) Betancourt (0–1) Rodney (5) 34,646 12–11
24 May 3 Indians W 3–1 Verlander (2–2) Lee (1–4) Rodney (6) 27,411 13–11
25 May 4 Twins L 7–2 Liriano (1–4) Jackson (1–2) 21,298 13–12
26 May 5 Twins W 9–0 Porcello (2–3) Blackburn (2–2) 23,754 14–12
May 6 @ White Sox Postponed (rain) – rescheduled for June 8
27 May 7 @ White Sox L 6–0 Buehrle (5–0) Galarraga (3–2) 27,475 14–13
28 May 8 @ Indians W 1–0 Verlander (3–2) Lee (1–5) 27,492 15–13
29 May 9 @ Indians W 4–0 Jackson (2–2) Carmona (1–4) 33,640 16–13
30 May 10 @ Indians W 5–3 Porcello (3–3) Reyes (1–1) 25,705 17–13
31 May 12 @ Twins L 6–2 Slowey (5–1) Galarraga (3–3) 24,807 17–14
32 May 13 @ Twins L 14–10 (13) Crain (2–1) Lyon (1–3) 22,178 17–15
33 May 14 @ Twins L 6–5 Breslow (1–1) Seay (0–1) Nathan (6) 26,046 17–16
34 May 15 Athletics W 14–1 Jackson (3–2) Anderson (0–4) 26,770 18–16
35 May 16 Athletics W 9–1 Porcello (4–3) Braden (3–5) 31,554 19–16
36 May 17 Athletics W 11–7 Miner (3–1) Cahill (2–3) 27,535 20–16
37 May 19 Rangers W 4–0 Willis (1–0) McCarthy (3–2) 23,756 21–16
38 May 20 Rangers W 5–3 Verlander (4–2) Harrison (4–3) Rodney (7) 23,417 22–16
39 May 21 Rangers W 4–3 Jackson (4–2) Millwood (4–4) Rodney (8) 34,356 23–16
40 May 22 Rockies W 4–3 Porcello (5–3) Jiménez (3–5) Zumaya (1) 28,264 24–16
41 May 23 Rockies L 4–3 Marquis (6–3) Galarraga (3–4) Street (6) 37,035 24–17
42 May 24 Rockies L 3–1 Hammel (1–3) Willis (1–1) Street (7) 34,606 24–18
43 May 25 @ Royals W 13–1 Verlander (5–2) Meche (2–5) 34,524 25–18
44 May 26 @ Royals L 6–1 Greinke (8–1) Jackson (4–3) 16,366 25–19
45 May 27 @ Royals W 8–3 Porcello (6–3) Davies (2–4) 16,568 26–19
46 May 28 @ Orioles L 5–1 Hernandez (1–0) Galarraga (3–5) 11,937 26–20
47 May 29 @ Orioles L 7–2 Bergesen (2–2) Willis (1–2) 42,704 26–21
48 May 30 @ Orioles W 6–3 Verlander (6–2) Albers (0–2) Rodney (9) 34,567 27–21
49 May 31 @ Orioles W 3–0 Jackson (5–3) Berken (1–1) Rodney (10) 32,233 28–21
June (15–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
50 June 2 Red Sox L 5–1 Matsuzaka (1–3) Porcello (6–4) 25,914 28–22
51 June 3 Red Sox L 10–5 Beckett (6–2) Galarraga (3–6) 29,240 28–23
52 June 4 Red Sox L 6–3 Wakefield (7–3) Willis (1–3) Papelbon (14) 31,353 28–24
53 June 5 Angels L 2–1 Santana (1–2) Rodney (0–1) Fuentes (15) 31,187 28–25
54 June 6 Angels W 2–1 Jackson (6–3) Escobar (0–1) 32,367 29–25
55 June 7 Angels W 9–6 Zumaya (2–0) Arredondo (1–3) 32,074 30–25
56 June 8 @ White Sox W 5–4 Zumaya (3–0) Linebrink (2–3) Rodney (11) 31–25
57 June 8 @ White Sox L 6–1 Contreras (1–5) Bonderman (0–1) 30,809 31–26
58 June 9 @ White Sox W 7–6 (10) Lyon (2–3) Linebrink (2–4) 25,676 32–26
59 June 10 @ White Sox W 2–1 Verlander (7–2) Danks (4–5) 28,079 33–26
60 June 11 @ White Sox L 4–3 Jenks (1–2) Zumaya (3–1) 20,824 33–27
61 June 12 @ Pirates W 3–1 Porcello (7–4) Snell (1–7) Rodney (12) 18,369 34–27
62 June 13 @ Pirates L 9–3 Duke (7–4) Galarraga (3–7) 31,411 34–28
63 June 14 @ Pirates L 6–3 Ohlendorf (6–5) Willis (1–4) Capps (16) 27,565 34–29
64 June 16 @ Cardinals L 11–2 Wainwright (7–4) Verlander (7–3) 44,021 34–30
65 June 17 @ Cardinals L 4–3 Wellemeyer (6–6) Jackson (6–4) Franklin (16) 39,699 34–31
66 June 18 @ Cardinals W 6–3 Porcello (8–4) Piñeiro (5–8) Rodney (13) 41,323 35–31
67 June 19 Brewers W 10–4 (7) Miner (4–1) Looper (5–4) 34,112 36–31
68 June 20 Brewers W 9–5 Figaro (1–0) Bush (3–4) 39,156 37–31
69 June 21 Brewers W 3–2 Verlander (8–3) Gallardo (7–4) Rodney (14) 41,163 38–31
70 June 23 Cubs W 5–4 Lyon (3–3) Gregg (2–2) 38,046 39–31
71 June 24 Cubs W 5–3 Miner (5–1) Harden (4–4) Rodney (15) 36,438 40–31
72 June 25 Cubs W 6–5 Galarraga (4–7) Lilly (7–5) Rodney (16) 42,332 41–31
73 June 26 @ Astros L 5–4 Sampson (4–0) Zumaya (3–2) Hawkins (10) 33,052 41–32
74 June 27 @ Astros L 8–1 Paulino (2–4) Figaro (1–1) 37,123 41–33
75 June 28 @ Astros W 4–3 Seay (1–1) Valderde (0–2) Rodney (17) 34,041 42–33
76 June 29 @ Athletics L 7–1 Anderson (4–7) Porcello (8–5) 10,563 42–34
77 June 30 @ Athletics W 5–3 Galarraga (5–7) Gonzalez (0–2) 12,126 43–34
July (10–14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
78 July 1 @ Athletics L 5–1 Braden (6–7) Verlander (8–4) 21,238 43–35
79 July 3 @ Twins W 11–9 (16) Dolsi (1–0) Dickey (1–1) 33,368 44–35
80 July 4 @ Twins L 4–3 Guerrier (4–0) Lyon (3–4) Nathan (22) 27,238 44–36
81 July 5 @ Twins L 6–2 Blackburn (7–4) Porcello (8–6) 33,274 44–37
82 July 6 Royals L 4–3 Colón (1–0) Rodney (0–2) Soria (13) 32,134 44–38
83 July 7 Royals W 8–5 Verlander (9–4) Chen (0–3) Rodney (18) 29,751 45–38
84 July 8 Royals W 3–1 French (1–0) Greinke (10–5) Rodney (19) 29,104 46–38
85 July 10 Indians W 5–1 Jackson (7–4) Lee (5–8) Rodney (20) 35,592 47–38
86 July 11 Indians L 5–4 Pavano (8–7) Galarraga (5–8) Wood (12) 41,782 47–39
87 July 12 Indians W 10–1 Verlander (10–4) Ohka (0–3) 39,680 48–39
88 July 17 @ Yankees L 5–3 Hughes (4–2) Zumaya (3–3) Rivera (24) 46,197 48–40
89 July 18 @ Yankees L 2–1 Sabathia (9–6) Verlander (10–5) Rivera (25) 46,423 48–41
90 July 19 @ Yankees L 2–1 Chamberlain (5–2) Jackson (7–5) Rivera (26) 46,937 48–42
91 July 21 Mariners W 9–7 Porcello (9–6) Olson (3–4) Rodney (20) 32,906 49–42
92 July 22 Mariners L 2–1 Hernández (11–3) Seay (1–2) Aardsma (23) 29,758 49–43
93 July 23 Mariners L 2–1 Washburn (8–6) French (1–1) Aardsma (24) 32,177 49–44
94 July 24 White Sox W 5–1 Verlander (11–5) Contreras (4–9) 27,844 50–44
95 July 24 White Sox W 4–3 Lyon (4–4) Linebrink (2–5) Rodney (21) 39,375 51–44
96 July 25 White Sox W 4–3 (10) Rodney (1–2) Carrasco (3–1) 41,378 52–44
97 July 26 White Sox L 5–1 Richard (4–3) Porcello (9–7) 38,255 52–45
98 July 27 @ Rangers L 5–2 Hunter (3–1) Galarraga (5–9) Wilson (11) 17,137 52–46
99 July 28 @ Rangers L 7–3 Grilli (1–2) French (1–2) 21,615 52–47
100 July 29 @ Rangers W 13–5 Verlander (12–5) Feldman (9–4) 33,235 53–47
101 July 31 @ Indians L 6–5 (13) Ohka (1–4) Fien (0–1) 35,273 53–48
August (16–13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
102 August 1 @ Indians W 4–3 (12) Seay (2–2) Veras (4–2) Miner (1) 31,353 54–48
103 August 2 @ Indians L 11–1 Pavano (9–8) Galarraga (5–10) 24,718 54–49
104 August 3 Orioles W 6–5 Rodney (2–2) Báez (4–5) 27,857 55–49
105 August 4 Orioles L 8–2 Matusz (1–0) Washburn (8–7) 29,295 55–50
106 August 5 Orioles W 4–2 Jackson (8–5) Guthrie (7–11) Rodney (22) 28,978 56–50
107 August 6 Orioles W 7–3 Porcello (10–7) Hernandez (3–4) Lyon (1) 31,165 57–50
108 August 7 Twins W 10–8 Galarraga (6–10) Swarzak (3–5) 36,444 58–50
109 August 8 Twins L 11–0 Pavano (10–8) Verlander (12–6) 39,685 58–51
110 August 9 Twins W 8–7 Lyon (5–4) Guerrier (5–1) Rodney (23) 35,423 59–51
111 August 10 @ Red Sox L 6–5 Ramírez (6–3) Miner (5–2) Papelbon (28) 37,960 59–52
112 August 11 @ Red Sox L 7–5 Tazawa (1–1) Lambert (0–1) 38,013 59–53
113 August 12 @ Red Sox L 8–2 Beckett (14–4) Miner (5–3) 38,124 59–54
114 August 13 @ Red Sox W 2–0 Verlander (13–6) Buchholz (1–3) Rodney (24) 37,556 60–54
115 August 14 Royals W 1–0 Lyon (5–4) Colón (1–2) 34,799 61–54
116 August 15 Royals W 10–3 Jackson (6–6) Hochevar (9–5) 37,276 62–54
117 August 16 Royals L 3–2 (10) Soria (3–0) Rodney (2–3) 32,888 62–55
118 August 18 Mariners W 5–3 Seay (3–2) Lowe (1–6) Rodney (25) 33,710 63–55
119 August 19 Mariners L 3–1 Snell (3–9) Verlander (13–7) Aardsma (28) 33,194 63–56
120 August 20 Mariners W 7–6 Seay (4–2) Aardsma (3–5) 31,167 64–56
121 August 21 @ Athletics W 3–2 Jackson (10–5) Gonzalez (4–4) Rodney (26) 15,927 65–56
122 August 22 @ Athletics L 3–2 Bailey (6–3) Miner (5–4) 26,266 65–57
123 August 23 @ Athletics L 9–4 Tomko (3–2) Porcello (10–8) 17,690 65–58
124 August 24 @ Angels W 10–7 Verlander (14–7) Weaver (13–5) Rodney (27) 38,421 66–58
125 August 25 @ Angels W 5–3 Washburn (9–7) Lackey (8–7) Rodney (28) 42,970 67–58
126 August 26 @ Angels L 4–2 Saunders (10–7) Jackson (10–6) Fuentes (36) 36,329 67–59
127 August 28 Rays W 6–2 Porcello (11–8) Garza (7–9) 35,030 68–59
128 August 29 Rays L 3–1 Price (7–6) Robertson (1–1) Howell (16) 39,296 68–60
129 August 30 Rays W 4–3 Verlander (15–7) Balfour (5–3) Rodney (29) 36,067 69–60
130 August 31 Rays L 11–7 Shields (9–10) Washburn (9–8) 26,533 69–61
September (16–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
131 September 1 Indians W 8–5 Jackson (11–6) Carrasco (0–1) Rodney (30) 24,225 70–61
132 September 2 Indians W 4–2 Porcello (12–8) Laffey (7–4) Rodney (31) 25,840 71–61
133 September 3 Indians W 4–3 (10) Miner (6–4) Pérez (4–3) 28,267 72–61
134 September 4 @ Rays W 4–3 Verlander (16–7) Howell (7–5) Rodney (32) 18,596 73–61
135 September 5 @ Rays W 8–6 Seay (5–2) Balfour (5–4) Lyon (2) 36,973 74–61
136 September 6 @ Rays W 5–3 Jackson (12–6) Springer (0–3) Lyon (3) 28,059 75–61
137 September 8 @ Royals L 7–5 Yabuta (1–1) Seay (5–3) Soria (23) 12,032 75–62
138 September 9 @ Royals L 5–1 Tejeda (2–1) Verlander (16–8) Soria (24) 10,584 75–63
139 September 10 @ Royals L 7–4 Colón (2–3) Miner (6–5) Rosa (1) 12,029 75–64
140 September 11 Blue Jays W 6–4 Tallet (7–9) Robertson (1–2) Frasor (9) 31,575 75–65
141 September 12 Blue Jays L 8–6 League (3–5) Rodney (2–4) Frasor (10) 36,142 75–66
142 September 13 Blue Jays W 7–2 Porcello (13–8) Romero (12–8) 32,468 76–66
143 September 14 Blue Jays W 6–5 (10) Seay (6–3) Wolfe (1–2) 24,375 77–66
144 September 15 Royals L 11–1 Tejeda (3–1) Washburn (9–9) 20,422 77–67
145 September 16 Royals W 4–3 Miner (7–5) DiNardo (0–1) Rodney (33) 25,400 78–67
146 September 17 Royals L 9–2 Greinke (14–8) Jackson (12–7) 26,457 78–68
147 September 18 @ Twins L 3–0 Duensing (4–1) Porcello (13–9) Nathan (42) 32,693 78–69
148 September 19 @ Twins L 6–2 Crain (6–4) Verlander (16–9) 43,338 78–70
149 September 20 @ Twins W 6–2 Robertson (2–2) Baker (13–9) 36,335 79–70
150 September 22 @ Indians W 3–1 Jackson (13–7) Laffey (7–7) Rodney (34) 23,217 80–70
151 September 23 @ Indians W 11–3 Porcello (14–9) Masterson (4–9) 13,971 81–70
152 September 24 @ Indians W 6–5 Verlander (17–9) Carrasco (0–3) Rodney (35) 23,516 82–70
153 September 25 @ White Sox L 2–0 Peavy (8–6) Bonine (0–2) Thornton (2) 30,794 82–71
154 September 26 @ White Sox W 12–5 Figaro (2–1) García (2–4) 35,590 83–71
155 September 27 @ White Sox L 8–4 Hudson (1–1) Jackson (13–8) Thornton (3) 33,685 83–72
September 28 Twins Postponed (rain) – rescheduled for September 29
156 September 29 Twins L 3–2 (10) Rauch (6–3) Lyon (6–5) Nathan (45) 35,243 83–73
157 September 29 Twins W 6–5 Verlander (18–9) Duensing (5–2) Rodney (36) 30,240 84–73
158 September 30 Twins W 7–2 Bonine (1–1) Pavano (13–12) 34,775 85–73
October (1–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
159 October 1 Twins L 8–3 Baker (15–9) Robertson (2–3) 40,533 85–74
160 October 2 White Sox L 8–0 Peavy (9–6) Jackson (13–9) 34,726 85–75
161 October 3 White Sox L 5–1 García (3–4) Figaro (2–2) 35,184 85–76
162 October 4 White Sox W 5–3 Verlander (19–9) Danks (13–11) Rodney (37) 35,806 86–76
163 October 6 @ Twins L 6–5 (12) Keppel (1–1) Rodney (2–5) 54,088 86–77

Player stats

Through September 17, 2009

Batting

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Wilkin Ramírez 15 11 4 .364 1 3
Miguel Cabrera 160 611 198 .324 34 103
Magglio Ordóñez 131 465 144 .310 9 50
Alex Avila 29 61 17 .279 5 14
Ryan Raburn 113 261 76 .291 16 45
Plácido Polanco 153 618 176 .285 10 72
Ramón Santiago 93 262 70 .267 7 35
Marcus Thames 87 258 65 .252 13 36
Curtis Granderson 160 631 157 .249 30 71
Adam Everett 118 345 82 .238 3 44
Josh Anderson * 74 165 40 .242 0 16
Clete Thomas 102 275 66 .240 7 39
Don Kelly 31 56 14 .250 0 3
Carlos Guillén 81 277 67 .242 11 41
Brandon Inge 161 562 129 .230 27 84
Gerald Laird 135 413 93 .225 4 33
Jeff Larish * 32 74 16 .216 4 7
Aubrey Huff * 40 106 20 .189 2 13
Dusty Ryan 12 26 4 .154 0 4
Dane Sardinha * 12 31 3 .097 0 3
Brent Dlugach 4 3 0 .000 0 0
Matt Treanor * 4 13 0 .000 0 0

Pitchers batting statistics not included

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Justin Verlander 35 240 19 9 3.45 269
Edwin Jackson 33 214 13 9 3.62 161
Lucas French * 7 29+13 1 2 3.38 19
Rick Porcello 31 170+23 14 9 3.96 89
Armando Galarraga 29 143+13 6 10 5.64 95
Alfredo Figaro 5 17 2 2 6.35 16
Jarrod Washburn 8 43 1 3 7.33 21
Dontrelle Willis * 7 33+23 1 4 7.49 17

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV HLD ERA SO
Freddy Dolsi * 6 1 0 0 0 1.69 3
Brandon Lyon 57 6 4 3 13 2.87 51
Fu-Te Ni 29 0 0 0 3 2.93 19
Bobby Seay 63 6 3 0 27 3.61 37
Fernando Rodney 64 2 4 33 0 3.88 59
Ryan Perry 47 0 1 0 6 4.00 51
Zach Miner 45 7 5 1 6 4.52 56
Joel Zumaya * 29 3 3 1 7 4.94 30
Juan Rincón * 7 1 0 0 0 5.23 10
Nate Robertson 25 1 2 0 0 5.35 25
Eddie Bonine 8 0 0 0 0 5.96 13
Clay Rapada * 2 0 0 0 0 7.71 2
Jeremy Bonderman 6 0 1 0 0 9.31 5
Casey Fien 6 0 1 0 0 9.82 6
Chris Lambert * 2 0 1 0 0 14.85 4

* No longer on active roster

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Larry Parrish
AA Erie SeaWolves Eastern League Tom Brookens
A Lakeland Flying Tigers Florida State League Andy Barkett
A West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League Joe DePastino
A-Short Season Oneonta Tigers New York–Penn League Howard Bushong
Rookie GCL Tigers Gulf Coast League Basilio Cabrera

See also

References

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