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MLB: Detroit 7, Tampa Bay 3

July 8, 2005 at 11:22 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 8 (UPI) -- Craig Monroe homered Friday night and drove in five runs as the Detroit Tigers topped the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 7-3.

Monroe was 2-for-5, Chris Shelton went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Brandon Inge doubled and drove in a run for Detroit, which has won four straight.

The Devil Rays have lost ten in a row.

In relief of starter Nate Robertson, Franklyn German improved to 3-0.

Robertson was ejected after throwing one pitch. Home plate umpire Tim McClellan immediately tossed Robertson after his behind-the-back pitch.

Nick Green hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay. Loser Scott Kazmir sank to 3-7, allowing five runs and five hits in just three innings with four walks and two strikeouts.

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