Final
  for this game

Rangers go for sweep of slumping Tigers

Sep 17, 2008 - 10:07 AM Detroit (70-80) at Texas (75-77) 8:05 p.m. EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (Ticker) -- The Texas Rangers are still playing hard, while the Detroit Tigers hope the final two weeks of the season go by as quickly as possible.

Texas looks to complete a sweep of struggling Detroit on Wednesday.

The Rangers, who still have a chance of finishing above .500 for the first time since 2004, rallied with three runs in the bottom of the ninth on Tuesday to record a 5-4 victory.

Detroit, which was favored to win the American League Central at the beginning of the year, has lost six straight - the third streak of at least that length this season.

Pitching in the majors for the first time since June 8, 2007, Freddy Garcia will make his debut for the Tigers. The 33-year-old righthander had rotator cuff surgery after going 1-5 with a 5.90 ERA for Philadelphia last season.

Texas will counter with Dustin Nippert (3-4, 6.20 ERA).

The righthander, who will be making his fifth start of the season, has won his last two outings. Nippert allowed one run over five frames against Oakland on September 11.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    DETROIT 0 2 0 0 9 5 0 0 1 17 16 1
    TEXAS 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 7 3 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: DET - FREDDY GARCIA, NATE ROBERTSON (6TH), AQUILINO LOPEZ (8TH) AND
    DUSTY RYAN
    TEX - DUSTIN NIPPERT, LUIS MENDOZA (5TH), WES LITTLETON
    (5TH), BILL WHITE (6TH), WAR

    Sep 17 11:29 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY EDGAR RENTERIA SCORED JEFF LARISH.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G SHEFFIELD ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 17
    TEXAS 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: R RABURN (.244, 1-FOR-3, 2 BB, 2 RBI)

    Tigers 17, Rangers 4  Top 9, 0 OutsSep 17 11:17 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CHRIS DAVIS SCORED TAYLOR TEAGARDEN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C DAVIS ON SECOND, N CRUZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 16
    TEXAS 4 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M RAMIREZ (.227, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Tigers 16, Rangers 4  Bot 8, 0 OutsSep 17 11:05 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRANDON BOGGS SCORED CHRIS DAVIS AND MAX RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B BOGGS ON SECOND, J ARIAS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 16
    TEXAS 3 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: R VAZQUEZ (.298, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers 16, Rangers 3  Bot 7, 0 OutsSep 17 10:45 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MIGUEL CABRERA (34) TO CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 6TH OFF BILL WHITE SCORED MATTHEW JOYCE AND MAGGLIO
    ORDONEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 16, TEXAS 1
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: G SHEFFIELD (.221, 0-FOR-2, 2 BB)

    Tigers 16, Rangers 1  Top 6, 0 OutsSep 17 10:14 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MAGGLIO ORDONEZ SCORED DUSTY RYAN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M ORDONEZ ON FIRST, M JOYCE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 13
    TEXAS 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M CABRERA (.295, 3-FOR-4)

    Tigers 13, Rangers 1  Top 6, 0 OutsSep 17 10:14 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DUSTY RYAN SCORED RYAN RABURN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D RYAN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 12
    TEXAS 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.292, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Tigers 12, Rangers 1  Top 6, 0 OutsSep 17 10:06 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY RAMON VAZQUEZ ALLOWED DUSTY RYAN, CURTIS
    GRANDERSON AND MARCUS THAMES TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 9 RUNS IN, M ORDONEZ ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 11
    TEXAS 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M CABRERA (.294, 2-FOR-3)

    Tigers 11, Rangers 1  Top 5, 0 OutsSep 17 9:49 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARCUS THAMES SCORED BRANDON INGE.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, M THAMES ON FIRST, C GRANDERSON ON SECOND, D
    RYAN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 8
    TEXAS 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: M ORDONEZ (.324, 1-FOR-3)

    Tigers 8, Rangers 1  Top 5, 0 OutsSep 17 9:42 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DUSTY RYAN SCORED RYAN RABURN.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, D RYAN ON FIRST, B INGE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 7
    TEXAS 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: C GRANDERSON (.292, 0-FOR-3)

    Tigers 7, Rangers 1  Top 5, 0 OutsSep 17 9:39 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY RYAN RABURN SCORED GARY SHEFFIELD AND EDGAR
    RENTERIA.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, R RABURN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 6
    TEXAS 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: B INGE (.215, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Tigers 6, Rangers 1  Top 5, 0 OutsSep 17 9:35 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDGAR RENTERIA SCORED MAGGLIO ORDONEZ AND MIGUEL
    CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, E RENTERIA ON SECOND, G SHEFFIELD ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 4
    TEXAS 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: R RABURN (.240, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Tigers 4, Rangers 1  Top 5, 0 OutsSep 17 9:34 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY BRANDON BOGGS SCORED JOAQUIN ARIAS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 2
    TEXAS 1 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M YOUNG (.277, 0-FOR-1)

    Tigers 2, Rangers 1  Bot 3, 0 OutsSep 17 8:55 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRANDON INGE SCORED MIGUEL CABRERA AND GARY
    SHEFFIELD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B INGE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: DETROIT 2
    TEXAS 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR DETROIT: D RYAN (.267, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Tigers 2, Rangers 0  Top 2, 0 OutsSep 17 8:28 PM
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    Tigers vs. RangersSep 16 7:47 PM