Texas 2, Detroit 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 11, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 96°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 48303

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 61-53 33-23 28-30 L1
Texas 66-46 35-22 31-24 W1


Rangers 2, Tigers 1: Pinch hitter Mike Olt delivered a walk-off single with two outs in the ninth inning as host Texas evened the three-game series.

Brayan Villarreal (3-3) walked the first two batters in the ninth on eight pitches before being relieved by Phil Coke, who retired the first two batters he faced.

Hitting for Mitch Moreland, Olt grounded the ninth pitch of the at-bat into left field to plate Nelson Cruz with the winning run for the American League West-leading Rangers, who improved to a league-best 35-22 at home.

Mike Adams (2-3) recorded the final two outs in the top of the ninth to notch the win.

After racing around the bases for an inside-the-park home run in Friday's victory, Austin Jackson took a more leisurely trot to give Detroit an early lead as he deposited Derek Holland's fourth pitch of the game over the wall in right field for his 13th blast.

Omar Infante followed with a single off Holland, who allowed only one more hit before being lifted with two outs in the eighth. The left hander walked one and struck out nine.

The Rangers pulled even in the third as Cruz hit the last of three consecutive singles to plate Josh Hamilton.

Tigers starter Justin Verlander worked seven strong innings, allowing one run and seven hits while striking out eight. The reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner retired the last 10 batters he faced.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Texas C Mike Napoli was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps. C Luis Martinez was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to replace him on the roster. Martinez appeared in one game with the Rangers earlier this season as a defensive replacement. ... Rangers LHP Matt Harrison claims to be fully recovered from a stomach virus and ready to start against the Yankees in New York on Tuesday. ... The Tigers fell one-half game out of wild card position.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Texas
Justin Verlander Player Derek Holland
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.2
8 Strikeouts 9
7 Hits 3
1.29 ERA 1.17
Detroit   Texas
Gerald Laird Player David Murphy
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 2
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 5 1 8 .161 14 9 1 3 0 1
Texas 8 0 8 .242 13 9 2 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Rangers have a W/L % of .530 after a win and .674 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Tigers have a W/L % of .475 after a win and .604 after a loss.
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