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On the Hunt
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Rangers 5, Tigers 2
Nelson Cruz hit a solo home run in the fifth inning on Monday night vs. the Tigers. (AP)
Tommy Hunter earned his third victory by holding the Tigers' offense to a solo homer from Curtis Granderson over seven innings. The Rangers found offense in solo homers from Nelson Cruz and Michael Young and a two-run double from Hank Blalock.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 07/27: TEX 5, DET 2
  • Tue. 07/28: TEX 7, DET 3
  • Wed. 07/29: DET 13, TEX 5
DET
Detroit (52-46)
Lost 2
Texas 5, Detroit 2   TEX
Texas (55-42)
Won 2
July 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 7 2
Texas
0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 X   5 8 1
Standings thru 7/27/09  |  Recap: DET | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Rangers stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 5 1 3 1 0 1 1 .260
Polanco, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .263
Thomas, C, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .262
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .326
Guillen, DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .226
Ordonez, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .260
Inge, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .254
Laird, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .233
Everett, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .244
  a-Thames, M, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .265
Totals 34 2 7 2 3 10 17  

a-Struck out for Everett in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ordonez (13, Hunter, T), Thomas, C (8, Jennings).
HR: Granderson (20, 1st inning off Hunter, T, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Guillen; Polanco; Thomas, C 2; Ordonez 2; Granderson 6.
RBI: Granderson (47), Guillen (10).
2-out RBI: Guillen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Everett; Cabrera, M 2; Granderson.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Granderson (1, throw), Galarraga, A (2, fielding).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .242
Young, M, 3B 4 2 3 1 0 1 0 .322
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .280
Byrd, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .279
Blalock, 1B 4 0 1 2 0 1 1 .254
Cruz, N, DH 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 .269
Hamilton, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .223
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .243
Andrus, SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .256
Totals 32 5 8 4 2 8 10  

BATTING
2B: Andrus 2 (7, Galarraga, A, Galarraga, A), Blalock (16, Galarraga, A), Byrd (30, Perry).
HR: Cruz, N (24, 5th inning off Galarraga, A, 0 on, 1 out), Young, M (14, 8th inning off Perry, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Andrus 4; Blalock 2; Cruz, N 4; Young, M 6; Byrd 2.
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 LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Young, M (7, fielding).
Outfield assists: Murphy, Dv (Granderson at 2nd base).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Galarraga, A (L, 5-9) 7.0 6 4 4 1 5 1 4.84
Perry 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 1 3.90
Ni, F 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.38
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T (W, 3-1) 7.0 5 1 1 2 6 1 2.00
Jennings (H, 11) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.66
Wilson, C (S, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2.80

WP: Hunter, T, Wilson, C.
IBB: Cruz, N (by Ni, F).
Pitches-strikes: Galarraga, A 100-61, Perry 11-7, Ni, F 17-7, Hunter, T 104-67, Jennings 16-11, Wilson, C 23-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Galarraga, A 6-4, Perry 0-0, Ni, F 0-0, Hunter, T 11-2, Jennings 0-1, Wilson, C 0-0.
Batters faced: Galarraga, A 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.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
July 27, 2009
July 27, 2009

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