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Tough debut
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Tigers 15, Rangers 2
Nelson Cruz leads off the ninth inning with his third homer of the season. (Paul Sancya/AP)
Kris Benson made his first start since the 2006 season, but his Rangers debut certainly didn't go as planned. The veteran right-hander was touched up for seven earned runs on 10 hits, including a grand slam, in five innings.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (3-1)
Lost 1
Detroit 15, Texas 2   DET
Detroit (2-3)
Won 1
April 10, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   2 6 1
Detroit
0 1 1 5 1 0 6 1 X   15 14 0
Standings thru 4/10/09  |  Recap: TEX | DET  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Tigers stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .412
Young, M, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .313
Hamilton, CF 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 .308
Blalock, DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .273
Cruz, N, RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 .400
Byrd, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .308
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .067
Saltalamacchia, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .273
Andrus, SS 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 .364
Totals 32 2 6 2 3 9 11  

BATTING
HR: Cruz, N (3, 9th inning off Bonine, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hamilton; Blalock; Cruz, N 5; Byrd; Andrus.
RBI: Blalock (4), Cruz, N (5).
2-out RBI: Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Blalock.
GIDP: Davis, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Saltalamacchia (1, throw).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 5 2 1 2 1 1 2 .286
Polanco, 2B 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 .235
Ordonez, RF 5 1 2 2 1 1 5 .300
Cabrera, Mi, 1B 5 1 3 6 0 0 1 .611
Guillen, LF 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 .188
  1-Anderson, J, PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Larish, DH 5 2 2 1 0 1 4 .400
Laird, C 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 .286
Inge, 3B 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 .294
Everett, SS 4 2 1 1 1 0 3 .143
Totals 37 15 14 15 8 3 17  


1-Ran for Guillen in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Granderson (1, Benson), Cabrera, Mi (2, Rupe).
3B: Laird (1, Rupe).
HR: Cabrera, Mi (3, 4th inning off Benson, 3 on, 2 out), Larish (1, 5th inning off Benson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Granderson 2; Polanco 2; Ordonez 2; Cabrera, Mi 7; Larish 5; Laird 4; Inge; Everett.
RBI: Laird (2), Guillen (2), Granderson 2 (5), Cabrera, Mi 6 (10), Larish (1), Polanco (1), Ordonez 2 (3), Everett (1).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, Mi 6; Granderson; Polanco; Ordonez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Larish 2; Ordonez.
SF: Guillen.
Team RISP: 6-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Polanco-Everett-Cabrera, Mi).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Benson (L, 0-1) 5.0 10 8 7 2 3 2 12.60
Madrigal 1.2 0 4 4 3 0 0 21.60
Rupe 1.1 4 3 3 3 0 0 13.50
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Galarraga (W, 1-0) 7.0 5 1 1 1 8 0 1.29
Perry 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.00
Bonine 1.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.91

WP: Madrigal.
HBP: Polanco (by Benson), Laird (by Madrigal).
Pitches-strikes: Benson 101-66, Madrigal 33-15, Rupe 38-18, Galarraga 97-66, Perry 20-8, Bonine 13-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Benson 4-4, Madrigal 1-3, Rupe 3-1, Galarraga 6-3, Perry 0-0, Bonine 3-0.
Batters faced: Benson 28, Madrigal 9, Rupe 11, Galarraga 26, Perry 4, Bonine 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Rupe 3-3, Bonine 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Bill Hohn. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 51 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, L to R.
T: 2:56.
Att: 44,588.
April 10, 2009

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