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Tough one for Texas
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Tigers 17, Rangers 4
Dustin Nippert walks off the field in the fifth inning on Wednesday. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Texas right-hander Dustin Nippert surrendered five runs on six hits and four walks over 4 1/3 innings, and the Rangers went on to endure a tough loss to the visiting Tigers. Brandon Boggs knocked in three runs for Texas.
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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
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
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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