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Tigers play another 'Shel' game
Tigers roll to fifth straight
Chris Shelton kept up his torrid pace to start the season, going 3-for-4 with two triples and three RBIs. Shelton's efforts were more than enough for rookie Justin Verlander, who allowed just two hits in seven shutout innings, helping Detroit improve to 5-0 on the season.
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Tigers 7, Rangers 0
Chris Shelton smiles toward the Tigers dugout after his two-run triple in the first inning. (David Pellerin/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers silenced by Tigers
Kevin Millwood had his second straight rough outing, allowing five runs -- four earned -- in six innings. Phil Nevin and Hank Blalock were the only Rangers to notch a hit off Tigers rookie Justin Verlander, and Texas only had five baserunners the entire game.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 08, 2006
FLA
NYM
PPD
LAD
PHI
PPD
DET
Detroit (5-0)
Won 5
Detroit 7, Texas 0   TEX
Texas (1-5)
Lost 4
April 8, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0   7 11 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 1
Standings thru 4/8/06  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Rangers Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5222020.250
Polanco, 2B5010001.348
Infante, 2B0000000.000
Inge, 3B4110020.333
Ordonez, RF4221001.250
Young, DH4111022.125
Shelton, 1B4033010.700
Guillen, SS4000003.250
Monroe, LF4000002.100
Wilson, C4110010.250
Totals387117089 

BATTING
2B: Inge (2, Millwood).
3B: Shelton 2 (2, Millwood, Millwood).
HR: Granderson (2, 7th inning off Feldman, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Granderson 5; Polanco; Inge 2; Ordonez 2; Young; Shelton 7; Wilson.
RBI: Ordonez (5), Young (2), Shelton 3 (9), Granderson 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Shelton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Monroe; Guillen.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Polanco (2, 2nd base by Millwood/Barajas).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wilkerson, LF4000032.185
Young, SS4000002.320
Teixeira, 1B3000100.348
Nevin, DH4010001.304
Blalock, 3B4010010.318
Mench, RF3000012.217
Nix, CF3000022.000
Barajas, C3000000.182
Laird, C0000000.000
Kinsler, 2B1000100.429
Totals29020279 

BATTING
TB: Nevin; Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nix.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Blalock (2, fielding).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (W, 1-0)7.02002700.00
Spurling 1.00000003.86
Seay 1.00000000.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (L, 0-2)6.08540507.36
Feldman 1.03220117.36
Benoit 1.00000102.45
Cordero 1.00000109.00

HBP: Kinsler (by Verlander).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 89-58, Spurling 9-7, Seay 9-6, Millwood 95-64, Feldman 23-15, Benoit 13-9, Cordero 6-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 8-6, Spurling 1-2, Seay 1-2, Millwood 8-4, Feldman 1-1, Benoit 1-1, Cordero 2-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 26, Spurling 3, Seay 3, Millwood 26, Feldman 6, Benoit 3, Cordero 3.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 74 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:11.
Att: 35,115.

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