10/09/11 3:14 AM ET
Fifth inning of ALCS opener twice delayed
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
In total, the delays added up to one hour, 50 minutes.
The Rangers took a 2-0 in the second inning against Tigers starter Justin Verlander when David Murphy hit a one-out triple that brought home Mike Napoli. He scored on a two-out single by Ian Kinsler.Nelson Cruz made it 3-0 in the fourth with a home run off Verlander. It was his first of the postseason but his seventh playoff home run going back to last year. That's a new club record, passing Juan Gonzalez.
The Rangers had four delays at The Ballpark in the regular season and none after May 24.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.