Armando Galarraga lasted seven innings and gave up four runs on Monday vs. the Rangers. (AP)
By Jason Beck / MLB.com
What began well for the Tigers with a Curtis Granderson solo leadoff homer in the first inning didn't materialize the rest of the way against Texas start Tommy Hunter. Armando Galarraga was sharp until an error-filled sixth inning was his undoing.
BATTING 2B: Andrus 2 (7, Galarraga, Galarraga), Blalock (16, Galarraga), Byrd (30, Perry). HR:
Cruz, N (24, 5th inning off Galarraga, 0 on, 1 out), Young, M (14, 8th inning off Perry, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Young,
M 6; Byrd 2; Blalock 2; Cruz, N 4; Andrus 4. RBI: Cruz, N (56), Blalock 2 (49), Young, M (42). 2-out RBI:
Blalock 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Kinsler; Hamilton. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team
FIELDING E: Young, M (7, fielding). Outfield assists: Murphy, Dv (Granderson
at 2nd base).
WP: Hunter, T, Wilson, C. IBB: Cruz, N (by Ni, F). Pitches-strikes: Galarraga 100-61, Perry 11-7,
Ni, F 17-7, Hunter, T 104-67, Jennings 16-11, Wilson, C 23-12. Groundouts-flyouts: Galarraga 6-4, Perry 0-0, Ni,
F 0-0, Hunter, T 11-2, Jennings 0-1, Wilson, C 0-0. Batters faced: Galarraga 28, Perry 3, Ni, F 3, Hunter, T 28,
Jennings 5, Wilson, C 4. Inherited runners-scored: Ni, F 1-0. Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Andy
Fletcher. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Ted Barrett. Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 8 mph, L to R. T:
2:30. Att: 17,173. July 27, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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