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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 26, 2007
Byrd bails out Rangers
Comebacks a plenty
Marlon Byrd hit the game-winning triple, driving in a pair as the Rangers scored three runs in the ninth inning to win their second consecutive game. Brad Wilkerson hit a three-run home run to right in the seventh, highlighting a five-run inning in which the Rangers erased a 3-1 deficit.
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Rangers 9, Tigers 6
Brad Wilkerson celebrates with Victor Diaz after Wilkerson's three-run homer. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Bullpen squanders lead, tie
After squandering a 3-1 lead in the seventh inning, the Tigers mounted a rally in the eighth, by scoring three runs. Sean Casey led the rally with a two-run single. However, closer Todd Jones could not maintain the tie as he allowed three runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning.
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TEX
Texas (32-45)
Won 2
Texas 9, Detroit 6   DET
Detroit (45-31)
Lost 2
June 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 3   9 11 0
Detroit
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0   6 8 2
Standings thru 6/26/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Tigers Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, CF4000010.244
Kinsler, 2B4100121.240
Young, SS3210200.296
Sosa, DH4132001.254
Byrd, LF5122013.380
Diaz, RF3120001.269
  Vazquez, 1B1011000.250
Laird, C5110013.239
Wilkerson, 1B-RF3113101.222
Metcalf, 3B4100022.194
Totals3691184712 

BATTING
2B: Sosa 2 (17, Robertson, Byrdak), Diaz (4, Robertson), Laird (8, Grilli).
3B: Byrd (2, Jones).
HR: Wilkerson (9, 7th inning off Byrdak, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Young; Sosa 5; Byrd 4; Diaz 3; Vazquez; Laird 2; Wilkerson 4.
RBI: Sosa 2 (61), Wilkerson 3 (27), Byrd 2 (21), Vazquez (12).
2-out RBI: Sosa; Byrd 2; Vazquez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd 2; Metcalf.
S: Hairston.
SF: Sosa.
GIDP: Diaz; Laird.
Team LOB: 7.

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5221011.294
Polanco, 2B4100102.324
Sheffield, DH2100301.289
Ordonez, RF4110113.377
Guillen, SS-1B2111101.325
Casey, 1B4033000.297
  1-Infante, PR-SS0000000.316
Monroe, LF3001013.232
Rabelo, C4000021.261
Inge, 3B4010020.258
Totals326866712 


1-Ran for Casey in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Casey (18, Feldman).
HR: Granderson (10, 5th inning off Eyre, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Granderson 5; Ordonez; Guillen; Casey 4; Inge.
RBI: Guillen (56), Casey 3 (30), Granderson (40), Monroe (41).
2-out RBI: Casey.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Monroe 2; Guillen; Ordonez.
SF: Guillen; Monroe.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Granderson (9, 2nd base off Eyre/Laird), Sheffield (9, 2nd base off Eyre/Laird).
CS: Guillen (5, 2nd base by Feldman/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Inge (8, fielding), Monroe (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Guillen-Casey, Inge-Polanco-Casey).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Eyre 4.23333213.32
Feldman 1.12000106.33
Benoit (H, 8)1.00000203.66
Otsuka (BS, 3)(W, 2-1)1.02332102.64
Gagne (S, 8)1.01001101.23
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robertson 5.14112404.82
Grilli (H, 6)0.21220005.91
Byrdak (BS, 1)1.02310213.66
De La Cruz 1.01001105.79
Jones (L, 1-4)0.23331006.23
Seay 0.10000004.05

Grilli pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Diaz (by Grilli).
Pitches-strikes: Eyre 69-39, Feldman 21-13, Benoit 13-8, Otsuka 28-13, Gagne 21-13, Robertson 84-54, Grilli 18-9, Byrdak 22-13, De La Cruz 19-9, Jones 26-15, Seay 1-1.
Ground outs-fly outs: Eyre 2-10, Feldman 1-1, Benoit 1-0, Otsuka 0-2, Gagne 0-2, Robertson 8-4, Grilli 1-1, Byrdak 1-0, De La Cruz 2-0, Jones 0-2, Seay 0-1.
Batters faced: Eyre 20, Feldman 5, Benoit 3, Otsuka 7, Gagne 5, Robertson 21, Grilli 4, Byrdak 7, De La Cruz 4, Jones 6, Seay 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Grilli 2-1, Byrdak 2-2, Seay 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Larry Poncino. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 83 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:16.
Att: 39,709.

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