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Willis revival
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Tigers 4, Rangers 0
Clete Thomas dives into home plate to score a run in the seventh. (Duane Burleson/AP)
The Tigers struck early for Dontrelle Willis, scoring runs in the first three innings. Willis, in turn, looked like his former self, retiring 17 straight batters at one point, cheering for his teammates on defense and picking up his first win of the season.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (23-15)
Lost 1
Detroit 4, Texas 0   DET
Detroit (21-16)
Won 4
May 19, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 1 1
Detroit
1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 X   4 10 0
Standings thru 5/19/09  |  Recap: TEX | DET  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Tigers stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306
Andrus, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .349
Jones, An, DH 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 .292
Byrd, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .302
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .194
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .265
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .221
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .260
Totals 28 0 1 0 2 8 4  

BATTING
2B: Young, M (15, Willis).
TB: Young, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: McCarthy (1, throw).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 .263
Polanco, 2B 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .266
Thomas, C, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .306
Cabrera, M, 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .381
Larish, DH 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 .263
Inge, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .278
Anderson, J, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .294
Laird, C 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .222
Santiago, R, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .345
Totals 32 4 10 4 3 4 12  

BATTING
2B: Santiago, R (4, McCarthy), Cabrera, M (8, McCarthy).
TB: Inge; Cabrera, M 3; Polanco; Santiago, R 2; Laird; Anderson, J; Thomas, C; Granderson 2.
RBI: Larish (6), Polanco (16), Laird (10), Cabrera, M (31).
2-out RBI: Polanco; Cabrera, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge 2; Thomas, C; Santiago, R.
SF: Larish; Laird.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Granderson (2, 2nd base by McCarthy/Saltalamacchia).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy (L, 3-2) 7.0 9 4 3 3 4 0 5.60
Benson 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.80
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Willis (W, 1-0) 6.1 1 0 0 2 5 0 3.27
Lyon (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.75
Seay (H, 9) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.25
Zumaya 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.59
Rodney 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.94

Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 118-72, Benson 10-6, Willis 100-61, Lyon 6-5, Seay 6-4, Zumaya 11-8, Rodney 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: McCarthy 8-6, Benson 1-2, Willis 7-5, Lyon 0-0, Seay 0-0, Zumaya 0-0, Rodney 3-0.
Batters faced: McCarthy 33, Benson 4, Willis 22, Lyon 1, Seay 1, Zumaya 3, Rodney 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lyon 1-0, Seay 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 74 degrees, clear.
Wind: 15 mph, R to L.
T: 2:20.
Att: 23,756.
Venue: Comerica Park.
May 19, 2009
May 19, 2009

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