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Harrison hassled
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Tigers 4, Rangers 3
Jarrod Saltalamacchia makes the catch on a foul ball in the fourth. (Duane Burleson/AP)
The Rangers took an early lead on Hank Blalock's solo homer, then after the Tigers took the lead, Josh Hamilton put Texas in front again with a two-run single, but starter Matt Harrison couldn't hold the lead and the offense was stymied by Detroit's bullpen.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (3-2)
Lost 2
Detroit 4, Texas 3   DET
Detroit (3-3)
Won 2
April 11, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   3 2 0
Detroit
0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 X   4 10 2
Standings thru 4/11/09  |  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 2 .350
Young, M, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .263
Hamilton, CF 4 0 1 2 0 2 2 .294
Blalock, DH 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 .286
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .316
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
Davis, C, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 .056
Saltalamacchia, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .200
Andrus, SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Totals 31 3 2 3 4 12 11  

BATTING
HR: Blalock (2, 2nd inning off Verlander, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hamilton; Blalock 4.
RBI: Blalock (5), Hamilton 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Hamilton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Young, M; Cruz, N 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Cruz, N (Guillen at 2nd base).
DP: (Kinsler-Andrus-Davis, C).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .280
Polanco, 2B 5 1 2 1 0 0 4 .273
Ordonez, RF 3 0 1 0 2 1 2 .304
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .500
Guillen, LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .167
Thames, M, DH 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 .273
Laird, C 4 1 3 0 0 1 2 .389
Inge, 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 .263
Everett, SS 3 1 2 2 1 0 1 .235
Totals 30 4 10 4 7 4 23  

BATTING
2B: Laird (1, Harrison, M), Polanco 2 (2, Harrison, M, Harrison, M).
TB: Polanco 4; Laird 4; Everett 2; Thames, M; Ordonez; Granderson.
RBI: Everett 2 (3), Thames, M (2), Polanco (2).
2-out RBI: Polanco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Polanco 2; Thames, M; Granderson; Laird; Ordonez 2; Inge.
SAC: Granderson.
SF: Thames, M.
GIDP: Polanco.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
CS: Inge (1, 2nd base by Harrison, M/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Inge (2, throw), Everett (2, fielding).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harrison, M (L, 0-1) 5.2 9 4 4 5 2 0 6.35
Jennings 1.1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0.00
Wilson, C 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Verlander 5.0 2 3 1 4 8 1 9.35
Robertson, N (W, 1-0) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.45
Seay (H, 3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Perry (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Rodney (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00

Jennings pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Harrison, M 99-53, Jennings 31-15, Wilson, C 7-5, Verlander 97-58, Robertson, N 20-13, Seay 7-5, Perry 2-2, Rodney 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Harrison, M 6-3, Jennings 0-1, Wilson, C 2-1, Verlander 3-3, Robertson, N 3-2, Seay 1-0, Perry 0-0, Rodney 0-0.
Batters faced: Harrison, M 29, Jennings 7, Wilson, C 3, Verlander 23, Robertson, N 6, Seay 2, Perry 1, Rodney 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Jennings 1-0, Wilson, C 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Bill Hohn. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 55 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:30.
Att: 28,693.
Venue: Comerica Park.
April 11, 2009
April 11, 2009

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