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Young wins it
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Rangers 11, Tigers 8
Brandon McCarthy (left) holds his injured finger as Taylor Teagarden looks on. (David Pellerin/AP)
Brandon McCarthy left the game early with an injury and the bullpen struggled, but a big offensive output, including Travis Metcalf's three-run homer and Taylor Teagarden's grand slam, kept the Rangers in it until Michael Young's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Texas the lead for good.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (70-79)
Lost 5
Texas 11, Detroit 8   TEX
Texas (74-77)
Won 1
September 15, 2008
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Detroit
0 1 0 3 0 1 2 1 0   8 10 0
Texas
0 0 0 3 0 4 0 4 X   11 10 0
Standings thru 9/15/08  |  Recap: DET | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Rangers stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .295
Polanco, 2B 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 .308
Ordonez, RF 5 0 1 1 0 2 1 .322
Cabrera, M, 1B 5 2 3 1 0 1 0 .292
Joyce, LF 2 2 2 0 3 0 0 .272
Sheffield, DH 4 1 1 3 1 2 5 .222
Larish, 3B 3 0 1 2 0 0 2 .217
  Hessman, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250
Inge, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .213
Santiago, R, SS 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 .290
Totals 37 8 10 8 6 9 17  

BATTING
2B: Joyce (15, Mendoza), Larish (3, Mendoza), Cabrera, M (33, Rupe).
HR: Sheffield (17, 4th inning off Rupe, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Cabrera, M 4; Joyce 3; Larish 2; Polanco 2; Sheffield 4; Ordonez.
RBI: Larish 2 (15), Sheffield 3 (53), Ordonez (91), Cabrera, M (117), Polanco (55).
2-out RBI: Larish; Polanco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge 2; Hessman 3.
Team RISP: 6-for-14.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Santiago, R (1, 2nd base off Wright, J/Teagarden).

FIELDING
PB: Inge (10).
Outfield assists: Granderson (Metcalf at home).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 .265
  a-Bradley, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .324
  Duran, G, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
Young, M, SS 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 .279
Hamilton, CF 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 .302
Byrd, LF 5 0 1 2 0 0 2 .297
Cruz, N, RF 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 .329
Blalock, 1B 5 1 1 0 0 2 4 .259
Ramirez, M, DH 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 .227
  1-Boggs, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232
Metcalf, 3B 3 2 2 3 1 0 0 .244
Teagarden, C 4 2 2 5 0 2 0 .361
Totals 32 11 10 11 9 6 13  

a-Struck out for Arias in the 8th.
1-Ran for Ramirez, M in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Arias (5, Willis), Teagarden (4, Farnsworth).
3B: Byrd (3, Farnsworth).
HR: Metcalf (5, 4th inning off Willis, 2 on, 2 out), Teagarden (6, 6th inning off Glover, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Metcalf 5; Arias 3; Blalock; Cruz, N; Young, M; Teagarden 6; Byrd 3.
RBI: Metcalf 3 (11), Teagarden 5 (17), Young, M (76), Byrd 2 (47).
2-out RBI: Metcalf 3; Young, M; Byrd 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Byrd; Blalock.
Team RISP: 5-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Arias (1, 2nd base by Glover/Inge).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Willis 5.0 2 3 3 5 4 1 8.82
Glover (BS, 1) 1.0 3 4 4 1 1 1 5.55
Rapada 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86
Dolsi 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.92
Farnsworth (BS, 3)(L, 2-3) 0.2 4 4 4 3 1 0 4.48
Seay 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.06
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.09
Mendoza 2.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 7.86
Rupe 2.2 4 4 4 2 3 1 4.78
Littleton 0.2 1 2 2 1 0 0 8.76
Wright, J (BS, 6) 1.1 2 1 1 2 2 0 4.86
Francisco, F (W, 3-5) 1.1 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.30

IBB: Hamilton (by Farnsworth).
HBP: Ramirez, M (by Glover).
Pitches-strikes: Willis 89-48, Glover 23-13, Rapada 2-2, Dolsi 17-10, Farnsworth 33-13, Seay 1-1, McCarthy 7-5, Mendoza 38-24, Rupe 56-32, Littleton 20-10, Wright, J 30-15, Francisco, F 27-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Willis 6-5, Glover 1-0, Rapada 1-0, Dolsi 2-0, Farnsworth 0-0, Seay 0-1, McCarthy 0-2, Mendoza 2-1, Rupe 2-3, Littleton 0-2, Wright, J 2-0, Francisco, F 1-0.
Batters faced: Willis 22, Glover 7, Rapada 1, Dolsi 3, Farnsworth 8, Seay 1, McCarthy 2, Mendoza 9, Rupe 14, Littleton 4, Wright, J 8, Francisco, F 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Seay 2-0, Littleton 2-0, Wright, J 2-2, Francisco, F 1-1.
Ejections: Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland ejected by HP umpire Eric Cooper (6th)
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:27.
Att: 13,536.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 15, 2008
September 15, 2008

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