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G37: Rangers dominated by Tigers, 3-1

There’s little to say about this one other than Detroit’s pitching shut us down real good. We had a total of 6 hits yesterday, all singles. Jason Johnson was quite good, and then the reliever trio of former Ranger pitchers (Levine, Yan, Urbina) were lights out. In fact, what’s with Yan? His last inning he pitched against us on Friday night he only needed three pitches to get out of the inning. The inning he pitched today against us he only needed 4 pitches. 7 pitches for 6 outs? Yikes – if he pitched like that with us, he’d probably still be here.

Anyway, Ryan Drese was great, too. He went 6.2 innings, gave up 3 runs (one was an inherited runner that Mahay allowed to score). I thought he looked great if not awesome yesterday. I might be willing to change my tune on him totally if we get a few more outings out of him like that.

We return home Tuesday night to face the KC Royals who did to us the last couple of years what the Tigers are doing to us this year.

Line Score
AL  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -     -  -  -
TEXAS               0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0     1  6  0
DETROIT             0  1  1   0  0  0   1  0  x     3 11  0      (FINAL)
BATTERIES: TEX - RYAN DRESE, RON MAHAY (7TH), JAY POWELL (8TH), BRIAN SHOUSE
(8TH) AND GERALD LAIRD
DET - JASON JOHNSON, ALAN LEVINE (6TH), ESTEBAN YAN
(8TH), UGUETH URBINA (9TH) AND BRANDON INGE
WP - JASON JOHNSON (2-5)
LP - RYAN DRESE (2-1)
SAVE - UGUETH URBINA (6)
HOME RUNS: TEX - NONE
DET - OMAR INFANTE (2) OFF RYAN DRESE IN THE 3RD, 0 ON
TIME: 2:26     ATT: 21,615
PROBABLES: KAN - JEREMY AFFELDT (0-3, 4.89)
TEX - R.A. DICKEY (4-2, 5.06)
PROBABLES: DET - JEREMY BONDERMAN (3-2, 5.36)
OAK - RICH HARDEN (2-2, 3.86)
Box Score
TEXAS (1) VS DETROIT (3) - FINAL
TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
M Young ss              4  0  0  0   0  0   1  .360
H Blalock 3b            2  0  0  0   2  2   0  .297
A Soriano 2b            4  0  2  0   0  1   1  .307
B Fullmer dh            4  0  2  0   0  1   3  .248
M Teixeira 1b           4  0  0  0   0  2   5  .203
E Young lf              3  1  0  0   1  0   0  .281
L Nix cf                4  0  1  0   0  1   1  .321
K Mench rf              4  0  0  0   0  1   2  .288
G Laird c               3  0  1  1   0  0   1  .313
Totals                 32  1  6  1   3  8  14
BATTING: RBI - G Laird (11). 2-out RBI - G Laird. Runners left in scoring
position, 2 out - M Young 1, M Teixeira 2. GIDP - B Fullmer. Team LOB - 7.
BASERUNNING: SB - E Young (3, 2nd base off J Johnson/B Inge).
FIELDING: DP: 3 (M Young-A Soriano-M Teixeira, H Blalock-A Soriano-M Teixeira 2).
DETROIT                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
A Sanchez cf            4  0  3  1   0  0   0  .356
C Guillen ss            4  0  1  0   0  0   3  .316
I Rodriguez dh          4  0  2  0   0  0   0  .359
R White lf              4  0  0  0   0  1   3  .321
B Higginson rf          3  1  1  0   0  2   0  .265
G Norton 1b-3b          3  1  1  0   0  1   2  .150
B Inge c                2  0  1  1   0  0   1  .295
E Munson 3b             3  0  0  0   0  1   2  .200
C Pena 1b              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .216
O Infante 2b            3  1  2  1   0  1   0  .293
Totals                 30  3 11  3   0  6  11
BATTING: 2B - B Higginson (5, R Drese). HR - O Infante (2, 3rd inning off
R Drese 0 on, 0 Out). S - B Inge. RBI - B Inge (19), O Infante (4), A Sanchez
(14). 2-out RBI - B Inge, A Sanchez. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out -
R White 1, C Guillen 1. GIDP - B Inge, R White 2. Team LOB - 5.
BASERUNNING: CS - A Sanchez (7, 2nd base by R Drese/G Laird).
FIELDING: DP: 1 (C Guillen-O Infante-C Pena).
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TEXAS           - 010 000 000   --   1
DETROIT         - 011 000 10x   --   3
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TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
R Drese (L, 2-1)              6 2/3   9   3   3   0   5   1   2.83
R Mahay                         1/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   5.40
J Powell                        2/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   1.80
B Shouse                        1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00
DETROIT                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Johnson (W, 2-5)            5       5   1   1   3   7   0   6.00
A Levine (H, 4)               2       0   0   0   0   1   0   6.27
E Yan (H, 2)                  1       1   0   0   0   0   0   4.10
U Urbina (S, 6)               1       0   0   0   0   0   0   2.02
HBP - B Higginson (by R Drese). Pitches-strikes: R Drese 106-67; R Mahay 7-4;
J Powell 4-3; B Shouse 4-3; J Johnson 87-54; A Levine 18-12; E Yan 4-4;
U Urbina 8-6. Ground balls-fly balls: R Drese 10-4; R Mahay 0-1; J Powell 2-0;
B Shouse 0-0; J Johnson 3-5; A Levine 2-3; E Yan 3-0; U Urbina 0-3. Batters faced:
R Drese 27; R Mahay 2; J Powell 2; B Shouse 1; J Johnson 23; A Levine 6; E Yan 3;
U Urbina 3.
UMPIRES: HP--Paul Nauert. 1B--Matt Hollowell. 2B--Larry Vanover. 3B--Sam Holbrook.
T--2:26. Att--21,615.
Weather: 55 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 1 mph, swirling.