Nelson Cruz was thrown out at home plate in the second inning. (Paul Sancya/AP)
By Scott McNeish / Special to MLB.com
Down by a pair in the eighth, Nelson Cruz came through with a game-tying two-run double with two outs, but starter Kevin Millwood would give up the lead in the bottom half of the frame on a two-out single, as Texas was swept by Detroit.
BATTING 2B: Andrus (3, Jackson, E), Blalock (8, Jackson, E), Cruz, N (8, Jackson, E). HR: Murphy, Dv (2, 1st inning off Jackson, E, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Kinsler; Andrus 2; Cruz, N 3; Blalock 2; Murphy, Dv 6. RBI: Murphy, Dv (9), Cruz, N 2 (25). 2-out RBI: Cruz, N 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, M 2; Kinsler; Saltalamacchia. GIDP: Young, M. Team RISP: 1-for-7. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Cruz, N 2 (6, 2nd base off Jackson, E/Sardinha, 3rd base off Jackson, E/Sardinha), Kinsler (10, 3rd base off Jackson,
E/Sardinha), Murphy, Dv (2, 2nd base off Jackson, E/Sardinha), Andrus (5, 3rd base off Jackson, E/Sardinha).
BATTING HR: Thomas, C (1, 1st inning off Millwood, 0 on, 2 out), Granderson (11, 3rd inning off Millwood, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Polanco; Cabrera, M; Everett; Thomas, C 4; Larish; Granderson 4. RBI: Thomas, C (6), Granderson 2 (26), Cabrera, M (32). 2-out RBI: Thomas, C; Cabrera, M. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Polanco; Larish. GIDP: Everett. Team RISP: 1-for-3. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING SB: Everett (3, 2nd base off Millwood/Saltalamacchia). CS: Larish (1, 2nd base by Millwood/Saltalamacchia).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Thomas, C (Cruz, N at home). DP: 2 (Thomas, C-Sardinha, Polanco-Everett-Larish).