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Rangers put out Tigers' fire
Rogers handed first loss
Kenny Rogers struggled in the sixth before the Tigers took their first loss of the season in the series finale. Dmitri Young and Ramon Santiago hit RBI singles in the first and second innings, respectively, and Curtis Granderson's RBI double scored Detroit's final run.
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Rangers 5, Tigers 3
Vicente Padilla held the Tigers to three runs in six innings in the series finale. (Linda Kaye/AP Photo)
Series at a glance:
Wilkerson drives home win
The Rangers avoided a four-game sweep, thanks to Brad Wilkerson's two-run double in the sixth. Ian Kinsler and Michael Young hit RBI doubles in the third, and Hank Blalock finished off the inning with an RBI single. Vicente Padilla held the Tigers to three runs.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 09, 2006
DET
Detroit (5-1)
Lost 1
Texas 5, Detroit 3   TEX
Texas (2-5)
Won 1
April 9, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 8 0
Texas
0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 X   5 12 1
Standings thru 4/9/06  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Rangers Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF2121200.318
Inge, 3B4010024.320
Rodriguez, C4000003.350
Young, DH4011010.150
Guillen, SS3000102.217
Shelton, 1B4000033.583
Thames, RF4010000.462
Monroe, LF4220011.167
Santiago, 2B4011001.167
Totals333833714 

BATTING
2B: Monroe 2 (2, Padilla, Padilla), Granderson (2, Padilla).
TB: Granderson 3; Inge; Young; Thames; Monroe 4; Santiago.
RBI: Young (3), Santiago (1), Granderson (4).
2-out RBI: Granderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Shelton; Inge.
GIDP: Inge; Monroe.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Santiago-Guillen-Shelton).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wilkerson, LF5012041.188
Young, SS5121011.333
Teixeira, 1B3020101.385
Nevin, DH3000105.269
Blalock, 3B4011002.308
Mench, RF4020002.259
Brown, CF3000114.182
Laird, C4220001.500
Kinsler, 2B4221020.444
Totals3551253817 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (3, Rogers), Kinsler (2, Rogers), Young (4, Rogers), Wilkerson (2, Rogers).
TB: Wilkerson 2; Young 3; Teixeira 3; Blalock; Mench 2; Laird 2; Kinsler 3.
RBI: Kinsler (2), Young (6), Blalock (4), Wilkerson 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nevin 2; Brown 2; Mench 2.
GIDP: Brown.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Brown (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Young-Teixeira, Blalock-Kinsler-Teixeira).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers (L, 1-1)5.112551504.76
Tata 1.20002105.79
Walker 1.00000204.50
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 2-0)6.07333303.00
Alfonseca (H, 1)1.01000100.00
Otsuka (H, 1)1.00000203.00
Cordero (S, 1)1.00000106.00

IBB: Teixeira (by Tata).
Pitches-strikes: Rogers 99-62, Tata 29-14, Walker 10-8, Padilla 100-54, Alfonseca 14-9, Otsuka 12-8, Cordero 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rogers 7-4, Tata 1-3, Walker 1-0, Padilla 8-7, Alfonseca 0-2, Otsuka 0-1, Cordero 1-1.
Batters faced: Rogers 28, Tata 7, Walker 3, Padilla 26, Alfonseca 4, Otsuka 3, Cordero 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Tata 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 80 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 31,017.

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