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MLB: Detroit 5, Minnesota 3

DETROIT, May 18 (UPI) -- Placido Polanco and Brandon Inge both hit home runs Thursday afternoon as Detroit beat Minnesota, 5-3, to complete a three-game sweep.

MLB: Detroit 6, Baltimore 3

BALTIMORE, May 10 (UPI) -- Brandon Inge and Curtis Granderson hit back-to-back home runs in a four-run seventh inning Wednesday night as Detroit beat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-3.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Detroit 6

MINNEAPOLIS, May 6 (UPI) -- Shannon Stewart tripled in the tying run in the ninth inning and then scored the game-winner Saturday night as the Minnesota Twins edged Detroit, 7-6.

MLB: Detroit 9, Minnesota 6

MINNEAPOLIS, May 6 (UPI) -- Magglio Ordonez had three hits, including a home run and three RBI Friday night as Detroit beat the Minnesota Twins, 9-6.

MLB: L.A. Angels 7, Detroit 2

DETROIT, Minn., May 4 (UPI) -- Vladimir Guerrero Thursday hit a three-run homer to help the LA Angels of Anaheim beat Detroit, 7-2, to snap a six-game losing streak.

MLB: Detroit 18, Minnesota 1

DETROIT, April 29 (UPI) -- Carlos Guillen hit two home runs and drove in five Saturday in Detroit's 18-1 rout of the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: Detroit 6, Seattle 4

SEATTLE, April 23 (UPI) -- Craig Monroe hit a three-run homer Sunday to help the Detroit Tigers complete a three-game sweep of Seattle with 6-4 win.

MLB: Detroit 4, Oakland 3

OAKLAND, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- Curtis Granderson drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the ninth inning Thursday as Detroit edged Oakland, 4-3.

MLB: Oakland 4, Detroit 3

OAKLAND, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- Nick Swisher hit two home runs, including the deciding blow in the seventh inning, as the Oakland Athletics downed the Detroit Tigers 4-3. It was Swisher's second two-home run game in about a week.

MLB: Texas 5, Detroit 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 9 (UPI) -- Brad Wilkerson hit a tie-breaking two-run double in the sixth inning Sunday as Texas beat Detroit, 5-3, handing the Tigers their first loss of the season.

MLB: Detroit 7, Texas 0

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 9 (UPI) -- Chris Shelton was 3-for-4 with two triples and three RBI Saturday night as Detroit beat the Texas Rangers, 7-0, to remain unbeaten after five games.

MLB: Detroit 14, Kansas City 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 5 (UPI) -- Ivan Rodriguez had five hits including a two-run homer, and five RBI Wednesday as Detroit clubbed the Kansas City Royals, 14-3.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Detroit 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Justin Morneau hit a grand slam and Matthew LeCroy homered Friday night as Minnesota topped the Detroit Tigers, 7-3.

MLB: Detroit 4, Chicago WSox 3

DETROIT, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Curtis Granderson hit a homer in the bottom of the ninth and Brandon Inge had two homers Monday as Detroit posted a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Detroit 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A pinch-hit, two-run single by Denny Hocking in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday afternoon gave Kansas City a 4-3 win over Detroit. Aaron Guiel homered for the Royals, who earned a four-game series sweep of the Tigers in Kansas City for the fir
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Detroit Tigers Curtis Granderson hugs first base as he just gets back before the tag by St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols in the first inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Curtis Granderson (born March 16, 1981, in Blue Island, Illinois) is an American Major League Baseball player for the New York Yankees.

Curtis Granderson grew up in Lynwood, Illinois, a city south of Chicago. Granderson attended high school at Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, Illinois. As a senior in 1999, Granderson hit .427 and was selected SICA Central All-Conference, and earned All-Area recognition from The Times of Northwest Indiana (Illinois edition) and the Daily Southtown.

As a freshman at University of Illinois-Chicago in 2000, Granderson led the team with seven home runs and 45 walks. He followed that with a strong sophomore season in which he hit .304, leading the team in runs, home runs, and walks. After his sophomore year, Granderson played in a summer collegiate league for the Mankato Mashers, now known as the MoonDogs, of the Northwoods League. Granderson was named Second-Team All-American by Baseball America and USA Today's Baseball Weekly and a Third-Team Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American following his junior season. He graduated with a degree in business administration.

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