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Detroit salvages split
Tigers 4, Rangers 1
Pudge Rodriguez hit an RBI double in the first inning on Tuesday night. (Duane Burleson/AP)
 Sheffield's RBI single
 Ordonez's RBI single
 Rodriguez's RBI double
The Tigers remained four games back in the AL Wild Card race with a win in the second game of a day-night doubleheader with the Rangers. Gary Sheffield, Magglio Ordonez, Pudge Rodriguez and Placido Polanco all had RBI hits to back Jair Jurrjens, who allowed one run to pick up his second win of the year.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (69-75)
Lost 1
Detroit 4, Texas 1   DET
Detroit (79-67)
Won 1
September 11, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 0
Detroit
3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   4 8 0
Standings thru 9/11/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Tigers Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, LF4120000.276
Kinsler, 2B4020001.276
Young, SS4010013.308
Byrd, CF3001000.310
Wilkerson, 1B3000111.236
Sosa, DH4010001.253
Cruz, RF3010000.221
Laird, C3000012.218
Hairston, 3B2000000.190
  a-Blalock, PH1000000.298
  Vazquez, 3B0000000.242
Totals31171138 

a-Flied out for Hairston in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Catalanotto 2; Kinsler 2; Young; Sosa; Cruz.
RBI: Byrd (62).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird.
SF: Byrd.
GIDP: Sosa; Young.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Young-Kinsler-Wilkerson, Kinsler-Young-Wilkerson).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF3100101.302
Polanco, 2B4011001.344
Sheffield, DH2111111.269
Ordonez, RF4111002.358
Guillen, 1B4010021.294
Rodriguez, C4031001.286
Perez, LF4010002.411
  Clevlen, LF0000000.000
Inge, 3B2100102.243
Santiago, SS2000010.250
Totals294843411 

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez (28, McCarthy).
TB: Polanco; Sheffield; Ordonez; Guillen; Rodriguez 4; Perez.
RBI: Sheffield (72), Ordonez (129), Rodriguez (57), Polanco (64).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez; Polanco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perez; Inge.
S: Santiago.
GIDP: Ordonez; Perez.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Granderson 2 (22, 2nd base off McCarthy/Laird, 3rd base off McCarthy/Laird), Sheffield (21, 2nd base off McCarthy/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Santiago-Polanco-Guillen, Inge-Guillen).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McCarthy (L, 5-9)0.23331005.04
Wright 6.04112303.63
Littleton 1.11000103.46
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jurrjens (W, 2-1)5.03111103.15
Grilli (H, 11)1.22000104.94
Rodney (H, 10)1.12000104.40
Jones (S, 34)1.00000004.47

WP: Wright.
HBP: Sheffield (by Wright).
Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 35-19, Wright 72-45, Littleton 11-8, Jurrjens 72-42, Grilli 26-20, Rodney 14-10, Jones 13-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: McCarthy 0-2, Wright 10-5, Littleton 2-1, Jurrjens 7-7, Grilli 2-2, Rodney 2-1, Jones 2-1.
Batters faced: McCarthy 6, Wright 24, Littleton 4, Jurrjens 18, Grilli 7, Rodney 5, Jones 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wright 1-0, Littleton 1-0, Rodney 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Adam Dowdy.
Weather: 64 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, R to L.
T: 2:33 (:11 delay).
Att: 33,840.

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