Detroit 3, Texas 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 50°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - David Rackley,
Attendance - 35001

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 12-3 5-2 7-1 L1
Detroit 10-5 6-3 4-2 W1

Recap

Tigers 3, Rangers 2: Justin Verlander tossed six solid innings as Detroit held on to salvage a doubleheader split and halt an eight-game Texas winning streak.

The Rangers took the lead in the top of the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by David Murphy, but the Tigers responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame. Delmon Young tied the game with an RBI base hit and scored on a two-run single by Ramon Santiago.

Verlander (2-1) struck out eight and allowed just one run on four hits, but he walked three and needed 116 pitches to get through the sixth inning.

Murphy brought Texas back within one when he singled home a run against Joaquin Benoit in the eighth, and Detroit closer Jose Valverde allowed a pair of ninth-inning walks to put the go-ahead run on base with one out, but Elvis Andrus flied out and Josh Hamilton struck out to end the comeback bid.

The loss was the first in eight road games for the Rangers this season.

Neftali Feliz (1-1) was tagged with the loss despite yielding just three hits in seven innings. He struck out six and walked four.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Santiago came into the game hitting just .118 with two runs batted in ... Including the first half of the doubleheader, Texas had won eight of its last 10 Saturday games ... The Rangers had been the last team remaining in the majors without a road loss.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Detroit
Neftali Feliz Player Justin Verlander
Loss W/L Win
8.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 8
3 Hits 4
3.38 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Texas   Detroit
Michael Young Player Prince Fielder
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.667 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 7 0 7 .219 17 12 2 6 1 0
Detroit 3 0 3 .111 8 6 3 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Texas. The Tigers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Rangers have a W/L % of .769 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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