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Triple play doesn't pay
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Tigers 5, Rangers 3
Matt Harrison allowed five runs over five-plus frames on Wednesday. (Paul Sancya/AP)
Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus went into the history books after turning the fifth triple play in Rangers history to stop a rally in the fourth, but Matt Harrison, in uncharacteristic fashion, allowed three homers as the Rangers fell to the Tigers.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (23-16)
Lost 2
Detroit 5, Texas 3   DET
Detroit (22-16)
Won 5
May 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0   3 8 1
Detroit
0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 X   5 10 0
Standings thru 5/20/09  |  Recap: TEX | DET  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Tigers stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 .298
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 .200
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .346
Blalock, DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .237
Byrd, CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .300
Cruz, N, RF 4 1 2 1 0 2 2 .271
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .215
Teagarden, C 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .216
  a-Vizquel, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .368
Andrus, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .268
  b-Hamilton, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Totals 35 3 8 3 2 12 16  

a-Struck out for Teagarden in the 9th. b-Flied out for Andrus in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Andrus (4, Lyon).
HR: Cruz, N (8, 7th inning off Lyon, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Andrus 3; Blalock; Cruz, N 5; Teagarden; Young, M; Byrd; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Teagarden (4), Cruz, N (23), Byrd (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy, Dv 2; Kinsler; Davis, C.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Teagarden (1, throw).
Triple Play: (Kinsler-Andrus).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .256
Polanco, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .265
Ramirez, W, DH 3 1 1 1 0 2 1 .333
  a-Larish, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .385
Inge, 3B 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 .285
Raburn, RF 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 .219
  b-Thomas, C, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Laird, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .214
Anderson, J, LF 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .300
Everett, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .307
Totals 32 5 10 4 2 4 12  

a-Grounded out for Ramirez, W in the 7th. b-Lined out for Raburn in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Inge (5, Harrison, M).
HR: Raburn (3, 2nd inning off Harrison, M, 0 on, 0 out), Ramirez, W (1, 6th inning off Harrison, M, 0 on, 0 out), Inge (11, 6th inning off Harrison, M, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Inge 6; Cabrera, M 2; Polanco; Ramirez, W 4; Anderson, J; Raburn 5; Everett.
RBI: Raburn (10), Ramirez, W (1), Inge 2 (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge; Polanco; Granderson.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Anderson, J 2 (8, 2nd base off Harrison, M/Teagarden, 2nd base off Jennings/Teagarden).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harrison, M (L, 4-3) 5.0 9 5 5 2 3 3 4.71
Jennings 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
Madrigal 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9.82
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Verlander (W, 4-2) 6.0 3 1 1 2 8 0 3.99
Lyon 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 6.88
Zumaya (H, 2) 1.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 2.19
Rodney (S, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.71

Harrison, M pitched to 4 batters in the 6th.

WP: Jennings.
Pitches-strikes: Harrison, M 94-55, Jennings 28-15, Madrigal 14-8, Verlander 114-74, Lyon 21-14, Zumaya 15-11, Rodney 19-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Harrison, M 5-0, Jennings 4-1, Madrigal 0-1, Verlander 4-4, Lyon 1-1, Zumaya 1-0, Rodney 1-1.
Batters faced: Harrison, M 24, Jennings 7, Madrigal 3, Verlander 23, Lyon 5, Zumaya 6, Rodney 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Jennings 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 15 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 23,417.
Venue: Comerica Park.
May 20, 2009
May 20, 2009

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