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Tigers roll to victory
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Tigers 17, Rangers 4
Miguel Cabrera upped his season RBI total to 121 on Wednesday night. (Matt Slocum/AP)
The Tigers followed a nine-run fifth inning with a five-run sixth to fuel their Texas rout. Miguel Cabrera had four hits, three RBIs and three runs. In his Major League return, Freddy Garcia allowed one unearned run and two hits over five innings.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (71-80)
Won 1
Detroit 17, Texas 4   TEX
Texas (75-78)
Lost 1
September 17, 2008
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Detroit
0 2 0 0 9 5 0 0 1   17 17 1
Texas
0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0   4 7 2
Standings thru 9/17/08  |  Recap: DET | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Rangers stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 5 1 0 0 1 2 4 .290
Thames, M, LF 4 1 2 1 0 2 0 .243
  Joyce, LF 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .267
Ordonez, RF 5 2 3 4 0 0 1 .326
  Santiago, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279
Cabrera, Mi, 1B 5 3 4 3 0 0 1 .296
  Larish, 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .226
Sheffield, DH 3 2 0 0 3 0 4 .221
Renteria, SS 4 1 1 3 1 1 4 .269
Raburn, 2B-RF 4 2 1 2 2 3 3 .242
Inge, 3B 5 1 1 2 1 1 4 .213
Ryan, C 5 2 4 2 0 1 2 .400
Totals 43 17 17 17 9 11 25  

BATTING
2B: Inge (13, Nippert), Cabrera, Mi (34, Nippert), Ryan (2, White).
3B: Raburn (1, Mendoza, L).
HR: Cabrera, Mi (34, 6th inning off White, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Thames, M 2; Ordonez 3; Cabrera, Mi 8; Larish; Renteria; Raburn 3; Inge 2; Ryan 5.
RBI: Inge 2 (49), Renteria 3 (53), Raburn 2 (20), Ryan 2 (5), Thames, M (56), Ordonez 4 (95), Cabrera, Mi 3 (121).
2-out RBI: Inge 2; Ordonez; Cabrera, Mi 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sheffield; Granderson; Renteria; Inge.
SF: Renteria.
Team RISP: 9-for-20.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Inge (3, home by Nippert/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Thames, M (5, fielding).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Boggs, LF-CF 5 0 1 3 0 3 1 .229
Young, M, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
  Vazquez, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .296
Hamilton, DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .303
  b-Teagarden, PH-DH 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .351
Byrd, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295
  a-Duran, G, PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .216
Blalock, 1B 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .259
  Metcalf, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .229
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .329
Davis, C, 3B-1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .278
Laird, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .282
  Ramirez, M, C 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .222
Arias, 2B 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .279
Totals 34 4 7 4 5 8 14  

a-Flied out for Byrd in the 6th. b-Walked for Hamilton in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Boggs (17, Robertson, N), Davis, C (21, Robertson, N).
TB: Boggs 2; Hamilton; Cruz, N; Davis, C 3; Arias 2.
RBI: Boggs 3 (41), Davis, C (49).
2-out RBI: Boggs 2; Davis, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird; Vazquez 2; Ramirez, M 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Arias (2, fielding), Byrd (6, throw).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F (W, 1-0) 5.0 2 1 0 1 3 0 0.00
Robertson, N 2.2 4 3 3 4 2 0 6.15
Lopez, A 1.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.63
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nippert (L, 3-5) 4.1 6 5 5 4 6 0 6.47
Mendoza, L 0.0 4 6 6 2 0 0 8.75
Littleton 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 8.31
White 1.0 3 5 5 2 0 1 30.38
Madrigal 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.06
Gordon 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Feldman 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 5.30

Mendoza, L pitched to 6 batters in the 5th.

WP: Mendoza, L, Feldman.
IBB: Sheffield (by Nippert), Granderson (by Mendoza, L).
Pitches-strikes: Garcia, F 59-36, Robertson, N 69-39, Lopez, A 23-17, Nippert 101-62, Mendoza, L 21-9, Littleton 18-12, White 35-20, Madrigal 15-9, Gordon 14-9, Feldman 20-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garcia, F 5-7, Robertson, N 2-2, Lopez, A 1-0, Nippert 1-4, Mendoza, L 0-0, Littleton 0-1, White 2-1, Madrigal 0-2, Gordon 0-2, Feldman 0-1.
Batters faced: Garcia, F 18, Robertson, N 16, Lopez, A 5, Nippert 23, Mendoza, L 6, Littleton 4, White 8, Madrigal 3, Gordon 4, Feldman 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez, A 2-0, Mendoza, L 3-3, Littleton 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:24.
Att: 17,808.
September 17, 2008

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