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Tigers power past Rangers
Tigers swing for the fences
The Tigers just couldn't resist the left-field bleachers. Detroit blasted seven homers, including six in the first four innings off R.A. Dickey in its series-opening win against the Rangers. Chris Shelton and Magglio Ordonez both had two solo shots.
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Tigers 10, Rangers 6
Ivan Rodriguez and the Tigers were all smiles in Thursday night's win over Texas. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers' rally not enough
Despite closely matching the Tigers in hits, the Rangers couldn't seem to make the conversion to runs. A two-out rally in the bottom of the ninth, with three runs coming on a double by Michael Young, gave the Rangers hope, but the comeback fell short.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 06, 2006
DET
Detroit (3-0)
Won 3
Detroit 10, Texas 6   TEX
Texas (1-3)
Lost 2
April 6, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
2 1 0 5 0 0 1 0 1   10 12 0
Texas
0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3   6 11 2
Standings thru 4/6/06  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Rangers Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Inge, 3B4221100.462
Polanco, 2B5010002.385
Rodriguez, C4010110.500
Ordonez, RF5233001.231
Young, DH5100022.083
Shelton, 1B4232100.692
Guillen, SS4100103.250
Santiago, SS0000000.000
Monroe, CF-LF4112012.167
Thames, LF4111003.400
Granderson, CF0000000.273
Totals39101294413 

BATTING
HR: Inge (2, 1st inning off Dickey, 0 on, 0 out), Ordonez 2 (2, 1st inning off Dickey, 0 on, 2 out; 9th inning off Shouse, 0 on, 0 out), Shelton 2 (4, 2nd inning off Dickey, 0 on, 0 out; 4th inning off Dickey, 0 on, 1 out), Monroe (1, 4th inning off Dickey, 1 on, 1 out), Thames (2, 4th inning off Dickey, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Inge 5; Polanco; Rodriguez; Ordonez 9; Shelton 9; Monroe 4; Thames 4.
RBI: Inge (2), Ordonez 3 (4), Shelton 2 (4), Monroe 2 (2), Thames (2).
2-out RBI: Ordonez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Thames 2; Monroe.
GIDP: Polanco.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Polanco-Guillen-Shelton).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wilkerson, LF5000025.211
Young, SS5133012.353
Teixeira, 1B5131001.375
Nevin, DH4011003.267
DeRosa, 3B1000000.000
Blalock, 3B3000001.357
Mench, RF4000011.294
Brown, CF4110021.250
Barajas, C3100100.267
Kinsler, 2B3231100.444
Totals3761162614 

BATTING
2B: Young 2 (3, Robertson, Rodney), Kinsler (1, Robertson), Teixeira 2 (2, Robertson, Robertson), Nevin (1, Robertson).
HR: Kinsler (1, 5th inning off Robertson, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Young 5; Teixeira 5; Nevin 2; Brown; Kinsler 7.
RBI: Nevin (6), Kinsler (1), Teixeira (2), Young 3 (4).
2-out RBI: Teixeira; Young 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Brown; Nevin; Teixeira.
GIDP: Nevin.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (1, fielding), Young (1, fielding).
DP: (Kinsler-Teixeira).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robertson (W, 1-0)5.18330415.06
Tata 3.02332109.00
Rodney 0.21000100.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dickey (L, 0-1)3.187711618.90
Castro 3.23213202.45
Otsuka 1.00000104.50
Shouse 1.01110019.00

Pitches-strikes: Robertson 78-48, Tata 43-23, Rodney 14-10, Dickey 61-42, Castro 65-35, Otsuka 9-6, Shouse 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Robertson 8-4, Tata 3-5, Rodney 0-1, Dickey 3-5, Castro 4-5, Otsuka 1-1, Shouse 0-3.
Batters faced: Robertson 23, Tata 13, Rodney 3, Dickey 18, Castro 18, Otsuka 3, Shouse 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Rodney 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 80 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 21,729.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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