Nelson Cruz hit a solo home run in the fifth inning on Monday night vs. the Tigers. (AP)
By Daniel Paulling / MLB.com
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.
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).
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
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