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Tigers 13, Rangers 5
Migue Cabrera belted a huge three-run homer in the seventh inning on Wednesday night. (AP)
The Tigers released some frustration in the finale as they chased Scott Feldman with an offensive explosion highlighted by a multi-homer effort from Curtis Granderson and a monster four-RBI game from Miguel Cabrera. Justin Verlander struck out 13 Rangers batters on the night.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (53-47)
Won 1
Detroit 13, Texas 5   TEX
Texas (56-43)
Lost 1
July 29, 2009
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Detroit
1 3 2 1 1 1 4 0 0   13 19 1
Texas
0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1   5 8 1
Standings thru 7/29/09  |  Recap: DET | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Rangers stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 5 2 2 3 1 0 4 .259
Polanco, 2B 6 2 2 0 0 0 3 .261
Guillen, DH 3 2 1 2 2 1 1 .230
Cabrera, M, 1B 6 1 4 4 0 0 4 .333
Ordonez, RF 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 .258
  Inge, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .253
Thames, M, LF 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 .272
  Thomas, C, LF-RF 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .258
Raburn, 3B-LF 6 1 3 1 0 0 3 .253
Laird, C 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .232
Everett, SS 4 1 3 2 0 0 2 .251
Totals 45 13 19 13 5 5 25  

BATTING
2B: Polanco 2 (24, Feldman, Jennings), Thames, M (6, Feldman), Cabrera, M (22, Moscoso), Laird (15, Moscoso).
HR: Granderson 2 (22, 1st inning off Feldman, 0 on, 0 out; 2nd inning off Feldman, 1 on, 1 out), Thames, M (11, 4th inning off Moscoso, 0 on, 1 out), Cabrera, M (20, 7th inning off Guardado, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Cabrera, M 8; Guillen; Polanco 4; Laird 2; Thomas, C; Raburn 3; Everett 3; Thames, M 6; Granderson 8.
RBI: Granderson 3 (50), Guillen 2 (12), Raburn (28), Thames, M (24), Cabrera, M 4 (57), Everett 2 (30).
2-out RBI: Guillen; Everett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Raburn 2; Cabrera, M 2; Granderson 2; Thames, M; Inge.
SF: Everett.
Team RISP: 5-for-18.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Laird (2, 3rd base off Moscoso/Teagarden).

FIELDING
E: Raburn (5, fielding).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Vizquel, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 1 1 .281
Young, M, 3B 3 0 1 2 0 2 1 .321
  Arias, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 0 0 1 3 2 .276
Byrd, CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .275
Blalock, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .251
Jones, An, DH 4 3 2 2 0 1 0 .235
Hamilton, RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .224
Teagarden, C 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .191
Andrus, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .266
Totals 36 5 8 5 1 18 10  

BATTING
2B: Young, M (31, Verlander).
HR: Jones, An 2 (17, 2nd inning off Verlander, 0 on, 2 out; 9th inning off Fien, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Andrus 2; Hamilton; Jones, An 8; Young, M 2; Vizquel 2.
RBI: Jones, An 2 (37), Vizquel (8), Young, M 2 (45).
2-out RBI: Jones, An.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Andrus (13, fielding).
PB: Teagarden (3).
DP: (Feldman-Andrus).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Verlander (W, 12-5) 7.0 6 4 3 0 13 1 3.16
Lyon 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.42
Fien 1.0 2 1 1 0 3 1 2.70
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (L, 9-4) 2.1 10 6 6 2 1 2 3.99
Moscoso 3.1 4 3 2 3 1 1 4.32
Guardado 0.2 3 4 2 0 0 1 4.15
Jennings 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.54
O'Day 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.66

WP: Moscoso.
HBP: Laird (by Moscoso), Guillen (by Guardado).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 115-80, Lyon 16-9, Fien 23-16, Feldman 71-43, Moscoso 69-39, Guardado 25-16, Jennings 18-16, O'Day 12-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Verlander 3-3, Lyon 0-1, Fien 0-0, Feldman 1-2, Moscoso 3-5, Guardado 3-0, Jennings 2-1, O'Day 1-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 28, Lyon 4, Fien 5, Feldman 18, Moscoso 18, Guardado 7, Jennings 7, O'Day 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Moscoso 2-1, Jennings 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:05.
Att: 33,235.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
July 29, 2009
July 29, 2009

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