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Box > Texas 2, Detroit 1
Motown is sweep music for Texas
Alfonso Soriano and Ryan Drese were key on Thursday afternoon as the Rangers moved back atop the AL West by sweeping the Tigers in Detroit.
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Alfonso Soriano's sixth-inning homer was the difference in the win. (Duane Burleson/AP)
The Tigers were unable to plate any runs with the bases loaded twice Thursday and came out on the short end as Texas finished the sweep.
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Texas (60-46)
Won 3
Texas 2, Detroit 1  
Detroit (50-58)
Lost 4
August 5, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 5 1
Detroit
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 8 0
Standings through 8/5/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Tigers Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, E, DH3000100.330
Young, M, SS4000011.326
Soriano, 2B4131010.282
Teixeira, 1B3100112.265
Jordan, RF4010003.145
Blalock, 3B3001000.277
Matthews, CF-LF4010011.280
Mench, LF3000001.262
Nix, CF0000000.281
Barajas, C3000011.253
Totals31252259 

BATTING
2B: Jordan (6, Ledezma), Matthews (15, Yan).
3B: Soriano (2, Yan).
HR: Soriano (21, 6th inning off Yan, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Soriano 8; Jordan 2; Matthews 2.
RBI: Blalock (76), Soriano (69).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews, Barajas, Teixeira.
SF: Blalock.
GIDP: Jordan.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Soriano (16, fielding).
Outfield assists: Mench (Rodriguez at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Drese-Young, M-Teixeira, Mench-Young, M-Teixeira).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sanchez, A, CF4110105.331
Infante, 2B4020011.271
Rodriguez, C4021002.345
Young, DH4000013.272
Guillen, SS3000120.320
Pena, 1B2000202.226
Higginson, RF4010024.250
Thames, LF4000013.264
Munson, 3B2020100.224
1-Inge, PR-3B0000000.278
a-Smith, PH1000000.318
Totals321815720 

a-Flied out for Inge in the 9th.
1-Ran for Munson in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Sanchez, A; Infante 2; Rodriguez 2; Higginson; Munson 2.
RBI: Rodriguez (64).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sanchez, A 2, Pena, Higginson 2.
S: Infante.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Sanchez, A (13, 2nd base by Drese/Barajas).

FIELDING
DP: (Infante-Guillen-Pena).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Drese (W, 8-6)6.06113403.53
Mahay (H, 7)1.01000102.38
Almanzar (H, 12)1.01001103.31
Cordero (S, 33)1.00001101.94
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ledezma 5.02112302.30
Yan (L, 1-3)3.03110213.82
Urbina 1.00000004.06

WP: Ledezma.
IBB: Guillen (by Almanzar).
Pitches-strikes: Drese 75-45, Mahay 11-9, Almanzar 21-13, Cordero 16-8, Ledezma 80-50, Yan 44-32, Urbina 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Drese 11-2, Mahay 1-1, Almanzar 2-0, Cordero 0-2, Ledezma 6-7, Yan 4-3, Urbina 1-2.
Batters faced: Drese 24, Mahay 4, Almanzar 6, Cordero 4, Ledezma 19, Yan 12, Urbina 3.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:17.
Att: 25,710.

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