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Matthews cycles into history
Rangers overpower Tigers
Gary Matthews Jr. hit for the natural cycle, getting all four hits in progression, finishing off the feat with a sixth-inning homer as the Rangers beat the host Tigers. Texas pounded out 15 hits, two of them solo homers by Carlos Lee, to back Kevin Millwood, who earned the win by allowing three runs on seven hits in seven innings.
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 Lee hits second homer
 Matthews hits for the cycle:
 Lee's first homer
 Matthews' homer
Rangers 11, Tigers 3
Gary Matthews Jr. readies to hit a triple in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Verlander struggles in loss
Detroit starter Justin Verlander allowed six runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings as the Tigers lost to the visiting Rangers. Three of the hits off Verlander went to Texas' Gary Matthews Jr. who hit for the cycle. Detroit trailed, 4-0, but rallied to within a run before the Rangers quickly added to their lead in the sixth.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 13, 2006
TEX
Texas (74-72)
Won 1
Texas 11, Detroit 3   DET
Detroit (87-59)
Lost 1
September 13, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 1 1 2 3 1 0 3 0   11 15 1
Detroit
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 1
Standings thru 9/13/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Tigers Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4343100.312
  b-Arias, J, PH-SS0000100.000
Young, M, SS5123013.315
  c-Cruz, PH-RF1000012.197
Teixeira, 1B4000112.272
Lee, LF4222101.300
  Hairston, LF-CF0000000.204
Blalock, 3B5110002.272
DeRosa, RF-LF5111000.310
Stairs, DH4112110.248
Kinsler, 2B5220012.286
Laird, C4010003.327
  a-Ojeda, PH-C1010000.240
Totals421115115515 

a-Singled for Laird in the 9th. b-Walked for Matthews in the 9th. c-Struck out for Young, M in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Matthews (42, Verlander), Kinsler (26, Verlander).
3B: Matthews (6, Verlander), Blalock (3, Verlander).
HR: Lee 2 (34, 3rd inning off Verlander, 0 on, 1 out; 8th inning off Grilli, 0 on, 1 out), Stairs (11, 5th inning off Maroth, 1 on, 1 out), Matthews (17, 6th inning off Maroth, 0 on, 0 out), Young, M (14, 8th inning off Grilli, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Matthews 10; Young, M 5; Lee 8; Blalock 3; DeRosa; Stairs 4; Kinsler 3; Laird; Ojeda.
RBI: Matthews 3 (74), Lee 2 (105), Young, M 3 (93), DeRosa (70), Stairs 2 (43).
2-out RBI: Matthews 2; Young, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Young, M 2; Laird; Cruz.
GIDP: Lee.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Young, M (14, throw).
Outfield assists: Matthews (Guillen at 2nd base).
DP: (Blalock-Kinsler-Teixeira).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF3010101.260
Rodriguez, C4000013.293
  Wilson, C0000000.266
Monroe, LF3000110.261
  1-Gomez, PR-LF0000000.267
Ordonez, RF4120021.295
  Clevlen, RF0000000.333
Guillen, SS2110111.311
  a-Hooper, PH-2B1000001.000
Casey, 1B3112002.270
  b-Shelton, PH-1B1000001.271
Thames, DH4000013.255
Inge, 3B3011010.247
  Santiago, SS1000010.230
Perez, 2B-3B4010001.239
Totals333733814 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Guillen in the 8th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Casey in the 8th.
1-Ran for Monroe in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Casey (21, Millwood).
TB: Granderson; Ordonez 2; Guillen; Casey 2; Inge; Perez.
RBI: Casey 2 (50), Inge (69).
2-out RBI: Inge.
GIDP: Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Guillen (27, fielding).
DP: (Maroth-Perez-Casey).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (W, 15-10)7.07332604.47
Benoit 1.00001104.64
Francisco 1.000001010.80
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (L, 16-8)4.110661213.42
Maroth 1.22221023.66
Miller 1.00001003.86
Grilli 1.02331023.88
Walker 1.01001301.98

Pitches-strikes: Millwood 98-59, Benoit 17-10, Francisco 9-7, Verlander 80-49, Maroth 19-10, Miller 16-6, Grilli 16-8, Walker 23-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Millwood 7-8, Benoit 2-0, Francisco 1-1, Verlander 5-6, Maroth 4-1, Miller 2-1, Grilli 1-2, Walker 0-0.
Batters faced: Millwood 29, Benoit 4, Francisco 3, Verlander 24, Maroth 7, Miller 5, Grilli 6, Walker 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Maroth 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 67 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, Varies.
T: 2:40.
Att: 24,672.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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