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Team two-hitter
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Tigers 4, Rangers 3
Placido Polanco scores on a sacrifice fly to tie the game in the fifth. (AP)
Justin Verlander overpowered the Rangers with his fastball, striking out eight batters and giving up just two hits in five innings. Nate Robertson threw two perfect innings and got the win, and Fernando Rodney struck out the side to earn his first save and complete the two-hitter.
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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
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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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