Detroit 17, Texas 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(71-80)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 2 0 0 9 5 0 0 1 17 17 1
Texas 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 7 2
WP: F. Garcia (1-0)
LP: D. Nippert (3-5)
(75-78)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Detroit
- B. Inge doubled to deep center, G. Sheffield and M. Cabrera scored
Bot 3rd: Texas
- B. Boggs grounded out to second, J. Arias scored
Top 5th: Detroit
- E. Renteria singled to center, M. Ordonez and M. Cabrera scored, G. Sheffield to second, G. Sheffield to third, E. Renteria to second on center fielder M. Byrd's throwing error
- R. Raburn tripled to deep right, E. Renteria and G. Sheffield scored
- D. Ryan singled to third, R. Raburn scored, B. Inge to second
- M. Thames singled to left, B. Inge scored, D. Ryan to third, C. Granderson to second
- M. Ordonez safe at first on shortstop R. Vazquez's fielding error, M. Thames, C. Granderson and D. Ryan scored
Top 6th: Detroit
- D. Ryan doubled to deep left center, R. Raburn scored
- M. Ordonez singled to center, D. Ryan scored, M. Joyce to second
- M. Cabrera homered to deep center, M. Ordonez and M. Joyce scored
Bot 7th: Texas
- B. Boggs doubled to deep left, M. Ramirez and C. Davis scored, J. Arias to third
Bot 8th: Texas
- C. Davis doubled to left, T. Teagarden scored, N. Cruz to third
Top 9th: Detroit
- E. Renteria hit sacrifice fly to right, J. Larish scored
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Granderson cf 5 1 0 0 1 2 3 .290
M. Thames lf 4 1 2 1 0 2 0 .243
    M. Joyce lf 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .267
M. Ordonez rf 5 2 3 4 0 0 1 .326
    R. Santiago 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279
M. Cabrera 1b 5 3 4 3 0 0 1 .296
    J. Larish 1b 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .226
G. Sheffield dh 3 2 0 0 3 0 4 .221
E. Renteria ss 4 1 1 3 1 1 6 .269
R. Raburn 2b-rf 4 2 1 2 2 3 3 .242
B. Inge 3b 5 1 1 2 1 1 4 .213
D. Ryan c 5 2 4 2 0 1 2 .400
 Totals 43 17 17 17 9 11 26  
 Batting
2B - B Inge (13, D Nippert); M Cabrera (34, D Nippert); D Ryan (2, B White).
3B - R Raburn (1, L Mendoza).
HR - M Cabrera (34, 6th inning off B White 2 on, 2 Out).
SF - E Renteria.
RBI - B Inge 2 (49), E Renteria 3 (53), R Raburn 2 (20), D Ryan 2 (5), M Thames (56), M Ordonez 4 (95), M Cabrera 3 (121).
2-out RBI - B Inge 2, M Ordonez, M Cabrera 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Renteria 1, G Sheffield 1, B Inge 1, C Granderson 1.
Team LOB - 9.
 Base Running
CS - B Inge (3, Home by D Nippert/G Laird).
 
 Fielding
E - M Thames (5, bobble).
 Texas
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
B. Boggs lf-cf 5 0 1 3 0 3 1 .229
M. Young ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
    R. Vazquez ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .296
J. Hamilton dh 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .303
    T. Teagarden ph-dh 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .351
M. Byrd cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295
    G. Duran ph-lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216
H. Blalock 1b 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .259
    T. Metcalf 3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .229
N. Cruz rf 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .329
C. Davis 3b-1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .278
G. Laird c 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .282
    M. Ramirez c 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .222
J. Arias 2b 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .279
 Totals 34 4 7 4 5 8 13  
 Batting
2B - B Boggs (17, N Robertson); C Davis (21, N Robertson).
RBI - B Boggs 3 (41), C Davis (49).
2-out RBI - B Boggs 2, C Davis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Vazquez 2, G Laird 1, M Ramirez 2.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
E - J Arias (2, pop up); M Byrd (6, throw).
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
F. Garcia (W, 1-0) 5.0 2 1 0 1 3 0 0.00
N. Robertson 2.2 4 3 3 4 2 0 6.15
A. Lopez 1.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.62
 Texas
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Nippert (L, 3-5) 4.1 6 5 5 4 6 0 6.47
L. Mendoza 0.0 4 6 6 2 0 0 8.75
W. Littleton 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 8.31
B. White 1.0 3 5 5 2 0 1 30.38
W. Madrigal 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.06
B. Gordon 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
S. Feldman 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 5.30
WP - L Mendoza, S Feldman.
IBB - G Sheffield (by D Nippert), C Granderson (by L Mendoza).
Pitches-strikes - F Garcia 59-36; N Robertson 69-39; A Lopez 23-17; D Nippert 101-62; L Mendoza 21-9; W Littleton 18-12; B White 35-20; W Madrigal 15-9; B Gordon 14-9; S Feldman 20-12.
Ground balls-fly balls - F Garcia 5-7; N Robertson 2-4; A Lopez 1-0; D Nippert 1-5; L Mendoza 0-0; W Littleton 0-1; B White 2-1; W Madrigal 0-2; B Gordon 0-2; S Feldman 0-1.
Batters faced - F Garcia 18; N Robertson 16; A Lopez 5; D Nippert 23; L Mendoza 6; W Littleton 4; B White 8; W Madrigal 3; B Gordon 4; S Feldman 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Marty Foster. 1B--Derryl Cousins. 2B--Eric Cooper. 3B--Angel Hernandez.
Time: 3:24.
Attendance: 17,808.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, out to right.
Game Notes
TEXAS SHORTSTOP MICHAEL YOUNG LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE FIFTH INNING DUE TO A FRACTURED FINGER ON HIS RIGHT HAND.

Updated on Thursday, Sep 18, 2008 12:16 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Detroit
M. Cabrera Miguel Cabrera
4-5, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Texas
B. Boggs Brandon Boggs
1-5
3 RBI