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G29: Rangers lose to Tigers 8-7

First Game at “Ameriquest Field in Arlington”

No pitching. That’s essentially what this one boiled down to. :) We tried to come back late, but couldn’t pull it off.

Line Score
AL  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -     -  -  -
DETROIT             0  3  0   2  0  0   0  3  0     8 10  3
TEXAS               4  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  2     7  9  1      (FINAL)
BATTERIES: DET - JEREMY BONDERMAN, JAMIE WALKER (6TH), ALAN LEVINE (7TH),
UGUETH URBINA (9TH) AND IVAN RODRIGUEZ
TEX - JOAQUIN BENOIT, ERASMO RAMIREZ (7TH), JEFF NELSON
(8TH), RON MAHAY (8TH), JAY POWELL (8TH), DOUG BROCAIL (9TH)
AND GERALD LAIRD
WP - ALAN LEVINE (3-2)
LP - ERASMO RAMIREZ (1-2)
SAVE - UGUETH URBINA (3)
HOME RUNS: DET - CARLOS GUILLEN (3) OFF JOAQUIN BENOIT IN THE 2ND, 2 ON
BOBBY HIGGINSON (1) OFF JOAQUIN BENOIT IN THE 4TH, 1 ON
IVAN RODRIGUEZ (5) OFF JEFF NELSON IN THE 8TH, 1 ON
TEX - MICHAEL YOUNG (6) OFF JEREMY BONDERMAN IN THE 1ST, 0 ON
TIME: 3:02     ATT: 41,095
PROBABLES: DET - MIKE MAROTH (3-1, 4.26)
TEX - R.A. DICKEY (4-1, 3.48)
Box Score
DETROIT (8) VS TEXAS (7) - FINAL
DETROIT                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
A Sanchez cf            5  0  1  0   0  0   0  .298
F Vina 2b               5  1  1  0   0  1   1  .240
I Rodriguez c           5  1  1  2   0  0   1  .352
R White dh              4  2  2  0   0  1   0  .327
C Pena 1b               3  1  0  0   1  2   1  .242
C Guillen ss            4  2  3  4   0  0   0  .320
B Higginson rf          3  1  1  2   1  1   0  .247
C Monroe lf             4  0  1  0   0  1   2  .218
E Munson 3b             2  0  0  0   0  2   1  .221
a-O Infante ph-3b      2  0  0  0   0  1   0  .261
Totals                 37  8 10  8   2  9   6
a-struck out swinging for E Munson in the 7th.
BATTING: 2B - R White (8, J Benoit); C Monroe (3, J Benoit). 3B - C Guillen (1,
R Mahay). HR - C Guillen (3, 2nd inning off J Benoit 2 on, 0 Out), B Higginson
(1, 4th inning off J Benoit 1 on, 2 Out), I Rodriguez (5, 8th inning off J
Nelson 1 on, 1 Out). RBI - C Guillen 4 (20), B Higginson 2 (21), I Rodriguez 2
(23). 2-out RBI - B Higginson 2, C Guillen. Runners left in scoring position, 2
out - C Monroe 1, I Rodriguez 1, E Munson 1. GIDP - F Vina. Team LOB - 4.
FIELDING: E - B Higginson (1, bobble); C Monroe (6, bobble); F Vina (5,
ground ball).
TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
M Young ss              4  1  1  1   1  0   0  .373
H Blalock 3b            5  2  2  0   0  1   3  .325
A Soriano 2b            4  1  1  0   0  1   0  .302
B Fullmer dh            5  2  1  2   0  0   1  .239
M Teixeira 1b           4  0  1  0   1  2   1  .235
D Dellucci lf-cf        3  1  2  3   2  1   0  .324
K Mench rf-lf           5  0  1  0   0  0   5  .318
L Nix cf                1  0  0  0   0  1   2  .343
B Jordan rf            2  0  0  0   1  0   0  .100
G Laird c               4  0  0  1   0  1   2  .318
Totals                 37  7  9  7   5  7  14
BATTING: 2B - H Blalock 2 (11, U Urbina, J Bonderman); B Fullmer (6, J
Bonderman). HR - M Young (6, 1st inning off J Bonderman 0 on, 0 Out). RBI - M
Young (23), B Fullmer 2 (14), D Dellucci 3 (14), G Laird (9). 2-out RBI - D
Dellucci. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - K Mench 1, H Blalock 2, G
Laird 2. Team LOB - 9.
FIELDING: E - M Teixeira (2, ground ball). DP: 1 (A Soriano-M Young-M
Teixeira).
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DETROIT         - 030 200 030   --   8
TEXAS           - 400 001 002   --   7
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DETROIT                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Bonderman                   5 2/3   6   5   5   4   5   1   5.91
J Walker                      1       1   0   0   1   1   0   1.59
A Levine (W, 3-2)             1 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   6.14
U Urbina (S, 3)               1       2   2   1   0   1   0   2.00
TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Benoit                      6       6   5   5   1   7   2   4.56
E Ramirez (L, 1-2)            1 1/3   1   1   1   0   2   0   5.59
J Nelson                      0       2   2   2   0   0   1   4.76
R Mahay                         1/3   1   0   0   1   0   0   3.60
J Powell                        1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   1.64
D Brocail                     1       0   0   0   0   0   0   6.75
J Nelson pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
IBB - B Jordan (by J Bonderman). HBP - A Soriano (by J Bonderman).
Pitches-strikes: J Bonderman 101-57; J Walker 23-13; A Levine 6-5; U Urbina
19-13; J Benoit 88-60; E Ramirez 22-16; J Nelson 9-6; R Mahay 16-7; J Powell
6-4; D Brocail 16-12. Ground balls-fly balls: J Bonderman 4-8; J Walker 0-2; A
Levine 1-3; U Urbina 1-1; J Benoit 10-1; E Ramirez 1-1; J Nelson 0-0; R Mahay
0-1; J Powell 0-1; D Brocail 2-1. Batters faced: J Bonderman 28; J Walker 5; A
Levine 4; U Urbina 6; J Benoit 24; E Ramirez 5; J Nelson 2; R Mahay 3; J Powell
1; D Brocail 4.
UMPIRES: HP--Laz Diaz. 1B--Matt Hollowell. 2B--John Hirschbeck. 3B--Wally
Bell.
T--3:02. Att--41,095.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 18 mph, in
from right.

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