Texas 7, Detroit 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, October 10, 2011 4:19 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 74°
Umpires - Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Jeff Nelson, Left Field - Tom Hallion, Right Field - Tim Welke
Attendance - 51227

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
Texas 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 7 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 95-67 50-31 45-36 L2
Texas 96-66 52-29 44-37 W5

Recap

Nelson Cruz’s second homer of the game was a grand slam in the 11th inning on Monday to give the host Texas Rangers a 7-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers and a 2-0 lead in the American League Championship Series.

Michael Young led off the inning with a single to left off Ryan Perry (0-1) before Adrian Beltre and Mike Napoli followed with singles to load the bases. Cruz then hammered a drive that landed in the left-field stands.

The walkoff grand slam was the first in postseason history. Cruz had tied the game in the seventh with a homer off the left-field foul pole.

Game 3 is Tuesday in Detroit.

Ryan Raburn hit a three-run homer in the third to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead. Miguel Cabrera doubled and Victor Martinez was hit by a pitch prior to Raburn’s one-out blast to left off Derek Holland.

Texas had three hits off Max Scherzer in the opening inning to take a 2-0 lead. Elvis Andrus singled and scored on Josh Hamilton’s double. One out later, Beltre doubled in Hamilton to give the Rangers an early 2-0 edge.

Mike Adams (1-0) worked a scoreless top of the 11th for Texas to earn the win.

Scherzer gave up three runs and six hits in six-plus innings. He struck out six and walked one before being pulled after Cruz’s game-tying shot.

Holland gave up three runs, four hits and four walks in 2 2/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Texas
Max Scherzer Player Derek Holland
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 2.2
6 Strikeouts 0
6 Hits 4
4.50 ERA 10.12
Hitting
Detroit   Texas
Don Kelly Player Nelson Cruz
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 5
0 HR 2
3 TB 10
1.000 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 8 1 14 .200 23 8 3 6 0 0
Texas 11 2 21 .282 18 7 7 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Rangers have a W/L % of .573 after a win and .621 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Texas. The Tigers have a W/L % of .585 after a win and .588 after a loss.
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