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Tigers use huge sixth inning to rout Rangers

Apr 24, 2008 - 4:45 AM DETROIT (Ticker) -- It's beginning to look like the Detroit Tigers' early offensive struggles were just a mirage.

Carlos Guillen had three hits and five RBI, leading the Tigers to a 19-6 rout over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.

Through Detroit's first 12 games, the Tigers averaged less than three runs per game and saw their highly touted offense get shut out four times - one more than all of last season. Since a 2-10 start, however, they has won seven of 10, largely due to an offense that has averaged 7.8 runs.

"It's coming along good - very positive for us," Tigers catcher Ivan Rodriguez said. "It's a lineup from (Nos.) 1-9, we can hit."

On Wednesday, Detroit broke the game open courtesy of an 11-run sixth inning that turned a close game into a laugher.

Holding a 7-6 lead in the sixth, Guillen started the scoring onslaught with a two-run double - the first of nine consecutive Detroit batters to reach base - before Miguel Cabrera belted a three-run shot for his fifth homer of the season.

After Ramon Santiago was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force home another run four hitters later, Curtis Granderson added a two-run single and Rodriguez followed with an RBI double.

Guillen plated the 10th run of the inning with a sacrifice fly before Magglio Ordonez capped the frame with a run-scoring single.

The incredible sixth-inning outburst was two runs short of the franchise record, last set in August 8, 2001, vs. Texas. Coincidentally, the 19 runs scored Wednesday were the most by the Tigers since they posted an identical run total in that game seven years ago.

"Our pitchers took a serious beating tonight," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "They threw too many pitches over the plate and they were hit hard."

The 11 runs by the Tigers were the most in a single inning since matching that total in the sixth inning on April 23, 2004, against the Cleveland Indians.

"I think it was a combination of real good hitting and a couple of bad pitches for their team," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. "But the biggest thing was walks."

Granderson went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI in his season debut for the Tigers.

"He's the leadoff guy," Guillen said. "You need to keep the leadoff guy healthy. He hits for power, average (and) steals bases."

Clay Rapada (2-0) took over for ineffective starter Kenny Rogers in the fourth and set down each of the five Rangers he faced to get the win.

Texas reliever Frank Francisco (0-1) surrendered two runs and two hits over 2 1/3 innings to take the loss.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 11 1
    DETROIT 0 5 1 1 0 11 1 0 x 19 14 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TEX - LUIS MENDOZA, FRANK FRANCISCO (2ND), JAMEY WRIGHT (5TH), WES
    LITTLETON (6TH), JOAQUIN BENOIT (7TH), C.J. WILSON (8TH) AND
    GERALD LAIRD
    DET - KENNY ROGERS, CL

    Apr 23 10:40 PM


  • AL
    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO IVAN RODRIGUEZ SCORED RYAN RABURN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I RODRIGUEZ ON FIRST, C GRANDERSON ON
    SECOND, B INGE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6
    DETROIT 19 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.342, 3-FOR-3, BB, SF, 5 RBI)

    Rangers 6, Tigers 19  Bot 7, 0 OutsApr 23 10:19 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED IVAN RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 11 RUNS IN, M ORDONEZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6
    DETROIT 18 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M CABRERA (.269, 1-FOR-3, BB, HR, 3 RBI)

    Rangers 6, Tigers 18  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 23 9:53 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CARLOS GUILLEN SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 10 RUNS IN, I RODRIGUEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6
    DETROIT 17 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.263, 0-FOR-2, BB, SF, RBI)

    Rangers 6, Tigers 17  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 23 9:53 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY IVAN RODRIGUEZ SCORED RAMON SANTIAGO.
    SITUATION: 9 RUNS IN, I RODRIGUEZ ON SECOND, C GRANDERSON ON
    THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6
    DETROIT 16 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GUILLEN (.342, 3-FOR-3, BB, 4 RBI)

    Rangers 6, Tigers 16  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 23 9:51 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CURTIS GRANDERSON SCORED EDGAR RENTERIA AND
    BRANDON INGE.
    SITUATION: 8 RUNS IN, C GRANDERSON ON FIRST, R SANTIAGO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6
    DETROIT 15 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: I RODRIGUEZ (.260, 1-FOR-3, SAC)

    Rangers 6, Tigers 15  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 23 9:50 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    RAMON SANTIAGO HIT BY WES LITTLETON PITCH WITH BASES LOADED
    SCORED JACQUE JONES.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, R SANTIAGO ON FIRST, B INGE ON SECOND, E
    RENTERIA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6
    DETROIT 13 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.333, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Rangers 6, Tigers 13  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 23 9:48 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MIGUEL CABRERA (5) TO RIGHT WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 6TH OFF JAMEY WRIGHT SCORED CARLOS GUILLEN AND MAGGLIO
    ORDONEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6, DETROIT 12
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: J JONES (.235, 2-FOR-3, HR, RBI)

    Rangers 6, Tigers 12  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 23 9:38 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CARLOS GUILLEN SCORED RAMON SANTIAGO AND CURTIS
    GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C GUILLEN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6
    DETROIT 9 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.263, 0-FOR-2, SF, RBI)

    Rangers 6, Tigers 9  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 23 9:33 PM
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    Rangers 6, Tigers 6  Bot 4, 0 OutsApr 23 9:01 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED CURTIS GRANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C GUILLEN ON FIRST, I RODRIGUEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6
    DETROIT 7 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M CABRERA (.263, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Rangers 6, Tigers 7  Bot 4, 0 OutsApr 23 9:00 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JOSH HAMILTON SCORED GERALD LAIRD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J HAMILTON ON FIRST, M YOUNG ON SECOND, G
    DURAN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6
    DETROIT 6 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M BRADLEY (.333, 1-FOR-2)

    Rangers 6, Tigers 6  Top 4, 0 OutsApr 23 8:38 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JACQUE JONES (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF FRANK FRANCISCO.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 5, DETROIT 6
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: E RENTERIA (.341, 1-FOR-1)

    Rangers 5, Tigers 6  Bot 3, 0 OutsApr 23 8:23 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS GUILLEN SCORED BRANDON INGE AND RAMON
    SANTIAGO.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, C GUILLEN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 5
    DETROIT 5 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.266, 0-FOR-1)

    Rangers 5, Tigers 5  Bot 2, 0 OutsApr 23 8:06 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY JASON BOTTS ALLOWED JACQUE JONES AND EDGAR
    RENTERIA TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R SANTIAGO ON SECOND, B INGE ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 5
    DETROIT 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.000, 0-FOR-1)

    Rangers 5, Tigers 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsApr 23 7:57 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B INGE ON FIRST, E RENTERIA ON SECOND, J
    JONES ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 5
    DETROIT 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: R SANTIAGO (.467, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Rangers 5, Tigers 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsApr 23 7:53 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MICHAEL YOUNG SCORED IAN KINSLER.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M YOUNG ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 5
    DETROIT 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J HAMILTON (.314, 1-FOR-1)

    Rangers 5, Tigers 0  Top 2, 0 OutsApr 23 7:43 PM


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    AT DETROIT - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY IAN KINSLER SCORED DAVID MURPHY AND GERALD LAIRD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, I KINSLER ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 4
    DETROIT 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M YOUNG (.267, 1-FOR-1)

    Rangers 4, Tigers 0  Top 2, 0 OutsApr 23 7:40 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 2 2 3 0
    DETROIT 0 0 1 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TEX - LUIS MENDOZA
    DET - KENNY ROGERS

    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    I RODRIGUEZ (.257, 1 HR, 9 RBI)
    C GUILLEN (.314, 3 HR,

    Rangers 2, Tigers 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 23 7:21 PM
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    Rangers vs. TigersApr 23 12:24 PM