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Tigers bats on fire
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Tigers 19, Rangers 6
Miguel Cabrera watches his three-run homer in the sixth inning.  (Duane Burleson/AP)
One day after learning about their corner infield position switch, Carlos Guillen and Miguel Cabrera dominated at the plate. Guillen went 3-for-4 with five RBIs and Cabrera smacked a three-run shot, his fifth of the season, in the sixth inning.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (7-15)
Lost 6
Detroit 19, Texas 6   DET
Detroit (9-13)
Won 3
April 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   6 11 1
Detroit
0 5 1 1 0 11 1 0 X   19 14 1
Standings thru 4/23/08  |  Recap: TEX | DET  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Tigers stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4222010.278
Young, SS2121100.276
  a-Vazquez, PH-SS2000000.176
Hamilton, CF2011101.310
  b-Broussard, PH-1B2000000.169
Bradley, DH3010005.329
  c-Catalanotto, PH-DH1010000.264
Blalock, 3B4000012.295
  Melhuse, 3B0000000.250
Botts, 1B-LF4000021.143
Murphy, RF-CF4120011.287
Laird, C4220011.261
Duran, LF-RF3000103.125
Totals3561143614 

a-Lined out for Young in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Hamilton in the 7th. c-Singled for Bradley in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Young (6, Rogers), Murphy (10, Lopez).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young 3; Hamilton; Bradley; Catalanotto; Murphy 3; Laird 2.
RBI: Kinsler 2 (10), Young (7), Hamilton (21).
2-out RBI: Kinsler 2; Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Duran.
S: Kinsler.
GIDP: Bradley 2.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Botts (2, fielding).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4322202.500
Rodriguez, C4122112.269
Guillen, 1B4135113.338
Ordonez, RF3112102.272
  Thames, RF1000000.167
Cabrera, DH5213103.263
Jones, J, LF5321010.226
Renteria, SS4220000.341
  Raburn, 2B0100100.250
Inge, 3B3211210.250
Santiago, 2B-SS3302102.389
Totals3619141810414 

BATTING
2B: Guillen (8, Wright), Rodriguez (6, Littleton).
HR: Jones, J (1, 3rd inning off Francisco, 0 on, 1 out), Cabrera (5, 6th inning off Wright, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Granderson 2; Rodriguez 3; Guillen 4; Ordonez; Cabrera 4; Jones, J 5; Renteria 2; Inge.
RBI: Inge (13), Santiago 2 (6), Guillen 5 (11), Jones, J (4), Ordonez 2 (10), Cabrera 3 (18), Granderson 2 (2), Rodriguez 2 (11).
2-out RBI: Guillen 2; Ordonez; Rodriguez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez; Cabrera; Guillen 2.
S: Rodriguez.
SF: Ordonez; Guillen.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Guillen (3, 2nd base off Francisco/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Guillen (2, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Renteria-Santiago-Guillen, Rogers-Santiago-Guillen).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mendoza 1.25521109.31
Francisco (L, 0-1)2.12222117.71
Wright 1.13552014.38
Littleton 0.24661008.64
Benoit 1.00114107.56
Wilson 1.00000102.00
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers 3.19663007.66
Rapada (W, 2-0)1.20000200.00
Lopez (H, 2)3.02000300.52
Grilli 1.00000103.86

WP: Rogers.
HBP: Jones, J (by Littleton), Santiago (by Littleton).
Pitches-strikes: Mendoza 57-32, Francisco 52-28, Wright 38-17, Littleton 31-15, Benoit 35-16, Wilson 10-7, Rogers 73-44, Rapada 19-13, Lopez 41-30, Grilli 13-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mendoza 3-1, Francisco 3-3, Wright 3-1, Littleton 0-2, Benoit 2-0, Wilson 1-1, Rogers 6-4, Rapada 2-1, Lopez 3-3, Grilli 1-1.
Batters faced: Mendoza 12, Francisco 11, Wright 9, Littleton 9, Benoit 7, Wilson 3, Rogers 21, Rapada 4, Lopez 11, Grilli 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Francisco 1-0, Rapada 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 67 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 3:33.
Att: 34,245.

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