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Tigers are four-midable
Shelton fueling hot start
Chris Shelton's torrid pace at the plate continued, as the slugger belted a homer, doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice to help the Tigers improve to 4-0. Mike Maroth went 5 1/3 innings for the win in his season debut.
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Tigers 5, Rangers 2
Mike Maroth went 5 1/3 innings to get the win in his season debut. (David Pellerin/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers can't tame Tigers
John Koronka was solid in his Texas debut, but a few mistakes were costly enough in a loss to Detroit. Michael Young went deep in the first inning for his first homer of the season, while Mark Teixeira plated a run with a seventh-inning RBI single.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 07, 2006
DET
Detroit (4-0)
Won 4
Detroit 5, Texas 2   TEX
Texas (1-4)
Lost 3
April 7, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0   5 10 0
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   2 11 1
Standings thru 4/7/06  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Rangers Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4000112.200
Polanco, 2B5020000.389
Rodriguez, C4010000.438
Ordonez, RF3100102.188
Thames, DH4230010.556
Shelton, 1B3222010.688
Guillen, SS4021002.312
Monroe, LF4001003.125
Inge, 3B4000002.353
Totals3551042311 

BATTING
2B: Shelton (2, Koronka), Guillen (1, Bauer).
HR: Shelton (5, 4th inning off Koronka, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Polanco 2; Rodriguez; Thames 3; Shelton 6; Guillen 3.
RBI: Guillen (4), Monroe (3), Shelton 2 (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson 2; Monroe 2; Ordonez.
GIDP: Guillen.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Granderson (1, 2nd base by Alfonseca/Barajas), Polanco (1, 2nd base by Koronka/Barajas).
PO: Polanco (1st base by Koronka).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Guillen-Polanco-Shelton, Zumaya-Guillen-Shelton, Polanco-Shelton).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wilkerson, LF4110103.217
Young, SS4121101.381
Teixeira, 1B4021002.400
Nevin, DH4020012.316
Blalock, 3B4010003.333
Mench, RF3000011.250
Brown, CF4010002.250
Barajas, C4000001.211
Kinsler, 2B4020000.462
Totals3521122215 

BATTING
HR: Young (1, 1st inning off Maroth, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Wilkerson; Young 5; Teixeira 2; Nevin 2; Blalock; Brown; Kinsler 2.
RBI: Young (5), Teixeira (3).
2-out RBI: Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilkerson; Nevin.
GIDP: Blalock; Teixeira; Brown.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Blalock (1, fielding).
DP: (Kinsler-Young-Teixeira).
Pickoffs: Koronka (Polanco at 1st base).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maroth (W, 1-0)5.18111011.69
Grilli 1.11111106.75
Zumaya (H, 2)1.11000100.00
Rodney (S, 2)1.01000000.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Koronka (L, 0-1)5.06440117.20
Bauer 3.04111203.00
Alfonseca 1.00001000.00

WP: Bauer.
HBP: Mench (by Zumaya), Shelton (by Bauer).
Pitches-strikes: Maroth 84-49, Grilli 25-15, Zumaya 17-12, Rodney 13-7, Koronka 71-48, Bauer 48-29, Alfonseca 11-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Maroth 9-7, Grilli 2-1, Zumaya 2-1, Rodney 2-1, Koronka 7-6, Bauer 2-5, Alfonseca 2-0.
Batters faced: Maroth 23, Grilli 6, Zumaya 5, Rodney 4, Koronka 21, Bauer 14, Alfonseca 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Grilli 1-0, Zumaya 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 72 degrees, clear.
Wind: 30 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:33.
Att: 21,062.

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