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G132: Rangers drop 1-0 pitching duel to Tigers

There really isn’t a whole lot to say about this game – and I watched the whole thing. Pitching was the name of the game here. The Rangers got blown away by Brian Moehler. Shut out on only three hits (two of them by Mac, the other by Royce Clayton). We never got anything going ever.
On the flip side, Esteban Loaiza was also pitching well. Had a shut out going into the 7th when he gave up the only run of the game – a solo homer to Gabe Kapler. Other than that, Loaiza pitched well, if not dominating. Ranger pitching gave up 10 hits, and were helped by some nice defense to keep it scoreless as long as it was.
It definitely was a pitcher’s duel – and in Tiger stadium, too. That was nice. Kind of like “Hey, we’re not coming back here, let’s have a really great game”. And it was. It stunk that the Rangers lost, but it was a great baseball game. Can’t beat that.

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