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Wilkin's big debut
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Tigers 5, Rangers 3
Joel Zumaya reacts after getting out of an eighth-inning jam. (Paul Sancya/AP)
Wilkin Ramirez homered in his third at-bat during his big league debut to give Justin Verlander the lead for good on Wednesday. Verlander struck out eight batters for his fourth win of the year to give the Tigers their fifth consecutive victory.
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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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