G106: Rangers sweep Tigers behind close one, 2-1

A really quick, nicely crisp moving game lead to a Rangers sweep in Detroit, and our retaking of first place, with our 60th win of the season. I know a lot of the local press in spring training was saying this was about all the wins we’d get total, as they were saying 100 loss seasons. Ha!
Ryan Drese earned his eighth win of the season, and did it in a way we don’t normally do. Nice, quick pitching, and a low scoring game. All told, there were 3 runs, and 13 hits for both teams. Thing is, both teams had a few other opportunities to score, and didn’t. The Tigers had the bases loaded twice, and didn’t get anything, and we had bases loaded once, I think, and we didn’t get anything, either.
Drese, and Ledezma for the Tigers were cruising along through five, when Ledezma came out due to a pitch count limit. Esteban Yan came in, and gave up a solo home run to Soriano to win the game. Our bullpen (Mahay, Almanzar, Cordero) was spectacular, not allowing any runs on the way for CoCo’s 33rd save of the season.
A really nice, very National League feel to this game.