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Boxscore > Detroit 8, Texas 7
Happy homecoming for Pudge
Former Texas All-Star Ivan Rodriguez hit a tie-breaking two-run home run in the eighth inning and Detroit hung on despite a shaky ninth inning to snap its four-game losing streak in the series opener.
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Ivan Rodriguez hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to lift Detroit over Texas. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Texas jumped out to a 4-0 lead but was unable to make it stand up against Detroit in the first game at Ameriquest Field in Arlington. Michael Young hit his sixth home run.
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Detroit (14-15)
Won 1
Detroit 8, Texas 7  
Texas (18-11)
Lost 1
May 7, 2004
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Detroit
0 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 0   8 10 3
Texas
4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   7 9 1
Standings through 5/7/04  |  Gameday  |  Tigers Stats  |  Rangers Stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sanchez, A, CF5010000.298
Vina, 2B5110011.240
Rodriguez, C5112001.352
White, DH4220010.327
Pena, 1B3100121.242
Guillen, SS4234000.320
Higginson, RF3112110.247
Monroe, LF4010012.218
Munson, 3B2000021.221
a-Infante, PH-3B2000010.261
Totals378108296 

a-Struck out for Munson in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: White (8, Benoit), Monroe (3, Benoit).
3B: Guillen (1, Mahay).
HR: Guillen (3, 2nd inning off Benoit, 2 on, 0 out), Higginson (1, 4th inning off Benoit, 1 on, 2 out), Rodriguez (5, 8th inning off Nelson, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Sanchez, A; Vina; Rodriguez 4; White 3; Guillen 8; Higginson 4; Monroe 2.
RBI: Guillen 4 (20), Higginson 2 (22), Rodriguez 2 (23).
2-out RBI: Higginson 2, Guillen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Munson, Monroe, Rodriguez.
GIDP: Vina.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Higginson (1, fielding), Monroe (6, fielding), Vina (5, fielding).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, M, SS4111100.373
Blalock, 3B5220013.325
Soriano, 2B4110011.302
Fullmer, DH5212001.239
Teixeira, 1B4010121.235
Dellucci, LF-CF3123210.324
Mench, RF-LF5010005.318
Nix, CF1000012.343
Jordan, RF2000100.100
Laird, C4001014.318
Totals377975717 

BATTING
2B: Blalock 2 (11, Bonderman, Urbina), Fullmer (6, Bonderman).
HR: Young, M (6, 1st inning off Bonderman, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Young, M 4; Blalock 4; Soriano; Fullmer 2; Teixeira; Dellucci 2; Mench.
RBI: Young, M (23), Fullmer 2 (14), Dellucci 3 (14), Laird (9).
2-out RBI: Dellucci.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird 2, Blalock 2, Mench.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Teixeira (2, fielding).
DP: (Soriano-Young, M-Teixeira).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonderman 5.26554515.91
Walker 1.01001101.59
Levine (W, 3-2)1.10000006.14
Urbina (S, 3)1.02210102.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Benoit 6.06551724.56
Ramirez (L, 1-2)1.11110205.59
Nelson 0.02220014.76
Mahay 0.11001003.60
Powell 0.10000001.64
Brocail 1.00000006.75

Nelson pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

IBB: Jordan (by Bonderman).
HBP: Soriano (by Bonderman).
Pitches-strikes: Bonderman 101-57, Walker 23-13, Levine 6-5, Urbina 19-13, Benoit 88-60, Ramirez 22-16, Nelson 9-6, Mahay 16-7, Powell 6-4, Brocail 16-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bonderman 4-8, Walker 0-2, Levine 1-3, Urbina 1-1, Benoit 10-1, Ramirez 1-1, Nelson 0-0, Mahay 0-1, Powell 0-1, Brocail 2-1.
Batters faced: Bonderman 28, Walker 5, Levine 4, Urbina 6, Benoit 24, Ramirez 5, Nelson 2, Mahay 3, Powell 1, Brocail 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Walker 3-0, Levine 2-0, Nelson 1-1, Mahay 1-1, Powell 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Matt Hollowell. 2B: John Hirschbeck. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:02.
Att: 41,095.

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