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Two-out rally decides it
Rangers 8, Tigers 3
Jerry Hairston (left) and Marlon Byrd celebrate after the win. (Duane Burleson/AP)
 Byrd's two-run single
Marlon Byrd hit a two-run single and Adam Melhuse added an RBI single in a four-run fourth inning. Every runner reached base with two outs during the decisive frame. That was all the support Kameron Loe would need, as he allowed two runs during the outing.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (31-45)
Won 1
Texas 8, Detroit 3   DET
Detroit (45-30)
Lost 1
June 25, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4   8 12 1
Detroit
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   3 8 1
Standings thru 6/25/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Tigers Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF5110002.290
Kinsler, 2B3210220.244
Young, SS4131100.295
Sosa, DH4110115.246
Byrd, RF5223024.379
Catalanotto, LF3000000.200
  a-Hairston, PH-LF2112010.256
Melhuse, C5021030.318
Wilkerson, 1B4010021.220
Vazquez, 3B3000101.242
Totals38812751113 

a-Struck out for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Wilkerson (7, Bonderman).
HR: Hairston (3, 9th inning off De La Cruz, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Lofton; Kinsler; Young 3; Sosa; Byrd 2; Hairston 4; Melhuse 2; Wilkerson 2.
RBI: Byrd 3 (19), Melhuse (7), Young (47), Hairston 2 (9).
2-out RBI: Byrd 3; Melhuse; Hairston 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Lofton.
GIDP: Sosa.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Wilkerson (3, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Vazquez-Kinsler-Wilkerson 2).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4121114.292
Polanco, 2B4000006.329
Sheffield, DH4000003.291
Ordonez, RF4010000.379
Guillen, SS3011000.324
Rodriguez, C4000013.285
  1-Rabelo, PR0100000.277
Casey, 1B3020100.289
Monroe, LF3000103.235
Inge, 3B3121000.259
Totals323833219 


1-Ran for Rodriguez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Inge (12, Loe).
3B: Granderson (14, Loe).
TB: Granderson 4; Ordonez; Guillen; Casey 2; Inge 3.
RBI: Guillen (55), Granderson (39), Inge (38).
2-out RBI: Granderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez; Polanco 5.
S: Inge.
SF: Guillen.
GIDP: Monroe; Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Bonderman (2, throw).
PB: Rodriguez (4).
Outfield assists: Monroe (Catalanotto at home).
DP: (Guillen-Polanco-Casey).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loe (W, 4-6)7.07222106.02
Otsuka (H, 9)1.00000001.82
Francisco 1.01101104.03
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonderman (L, 8-1)7.07424903.90
McBride 1.02110103.94
De La Cruz 1.03331117.36

McBride pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Francisco, De La Cruz.
HBP: Polanco (by Loe).
Pitches-strikes: Loe 97-59, Otsuka 9-5, Francisco 29-16, Bonderman 112-74, McBride 27-18, De La Cruz 20-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Loe 15-5, Otsuka 1-2, Francisco 1-1, Bonderman 5-6, McBride 1-1, De La Cruz 2-0.
Batters faced: Loe 29, Otsuka 3, Francisco 6, Bonderman 32, McBride 5, De La Cruz 6.
Inherited runners-scored: De La Cruz 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Larry Poncino. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 80 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Varies.
T: 2:55.
Att: 36,330.

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