Jarrod Saltalamacchia makes the catch on a foul ball in the fourth. (Duane Burleson/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
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.
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:
FIELDING Outfield assists: Cruz, N (Guillen at 2nd base). DP:
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