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Another early lead lost
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Rangers 7, Tigers 3
Ramon Santiago hit an RBI double in the second inning on Tuesday night vs. the Rangers. (AP)
For the second consecutive night in their three-game series at Rangers Ballpark, the Tigers took a lead they couldn't hold. RBI hits from Ramon Santiago and Dusty Ryan staked Detroit to an early lead, but the offense dried up from there, and Lucas French struggled through five innings of work.
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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 (52-47)
Lost 3
Texas 7, Detroit 3   TEX
Texas (56-42)
Won 3
July 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 3
Texas
0 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 X   7 9 0
Standings thru 7/28/09  |  Recap: DET | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Rangers stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .257
Polanco, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Thomas, C, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .255
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .328
Guillen, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .227
Ordonez, RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .261
Inge, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 3 3 .254
Santiago, R, SS 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 .253
  Everett, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .242
Ryan, C 3 0 1 2 0 1 2 .182
Totals 34 3 7 3 1 10 14  

BATTING
2B: Santiago, R (5, Mathis).
TB: Inge; Cabrera, M 2; Guillen; Ryan; Santiago, R 2; Ordonez.
RBI: Santiago, R (26), Ryan 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Santiago, R; Ryan 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Santiago, R (5, fielding), Cabrera, M (6, throw), Everett (10, throw).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 .242
  Vizquel, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .321
Byrd, LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .279
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .265
Blalock, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .254
Jones, An, DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .230
Hamilton, CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .224
Saltalamacchia, C 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .240
Andrus, SS 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 .263
Totals 34 7 9 7 2 3 13  

BATTING
2B: Jones, An (14, French), Young, M (30, French), Blalock (17, French), Byrd (31, French).
3B: Kinsler (3, French).
HR: Andrus (4, 6th inning off Miner, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 3; Andrus 6; Hamilton; Jones, An 2; Blalock 2; Young, M 2; Byrd 2.
RBI: Andrus 2 (19), Kinsler 3 (63), Young, M (43), Hamilton (29).
2-out RBI: Andrus; Kinsler 2; Young, M; Hamilton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Byrd; Hamilton; Saltalamacchia.
SF: Kinsler.
Team RISP: 4-for-13.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Andrus (20, 2nd base off French/Ryan).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
French (L, 1-2) 5.0 8 6 5 2 2 0 3.38
Miner 3.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.58
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mathis 4.0 6 3 3 1 4 0 2.42
Grilli (W, 1-2) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.79
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.64
O'Day 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.70
Moscoso 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.60

IBB: Jones, An (by French).
Pitches-strikes: French 88-57, Miner 41-24, Mathis 79-52, Grilli 22-15, Guardado 15-9, O'Day 14-9, Moscoso 12-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: French 2-10, Miner 4-3, Mathis 3-3, Grilli 1-2, Guardado 0-0, O'Day 1-1, Moscoso 0-1.
Batters faced: French 26, Miner 11, Mathis 19, Grilli 6, Guardado 3, O'Day 3, Moscoso 4.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 91 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:36.
Att: 21,615.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
July 28, 2009
July 28, 2009

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