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Millwood misfires
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Tigers 4, Rangers 3
Nelson Cruz was thrown out at home plate in the second inning. (Paul Sancya/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (23-17)
Lost 3
Detroit 4, Texas 3   DET
Detroit (23-16)
Won 6
May 21, 2009
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Texas
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   3 8 0
Detroit
1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 X   4 6 0
Standings thru 5/21/09  |  Recap: TEX | DET  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Tigers stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 .295
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 2 3 1 2 0 0 .233
Young, M, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 6 .335
Blalock, DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .237
Byrd, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .291
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 .278
Davis, C, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 .212
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 0 0 1 3 2 .252
Andrus, SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 .270
Totals 33 3 8 3 6 8 16  

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).

FIELDING
DP: (Kinsler-Andrus-Davis, C).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 .258
Polanco, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .265
Thomas, C, RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .302
Cabrera, M, DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .381
Larish, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .256
Inge, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .280
Anderson, J, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288
Everett, SS 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 .311
Sardinha, C 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .053
Totals 28 4 6 4 4 3 9  

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).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood (L, 4-4) 8.0 6 4 4 4 3 2 3.12
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, E (W, 4-2) 8.0 7 3 3 5 7 1 2.55
Rodney (S, 8) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.50

Pitches-strikes: Millwood 121-73, Jackson, E 132-78, Rodney 21-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Millwood 9-3, Jackson, E 6-3, Rodney 1-0.
Batters faced: Millwood 32, Jackson, E 35, Rodney 4.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 79 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 16 mph, R to L.
T: 2:40.
Att: 34,356.
Venue: Comerica Park.
May 21, 2009
May 21, 2009

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