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Tigers Edged By Rangers 3-2

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Starting pitcher Drew Smyly. (File Photo Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Starting pitcher Drew Smyly. (File Photo Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Tigers fall 3-2 in extra innings to the Texas Rangers in the final game of a 4 game series on Sunday.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – The Tigers drop to (10-6) and the Rangers pop to a (13-3) start for the season.

The Tigers’ Brennan Boesch hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to put Detroit ahead but the Rangers came back scoring on a Josh Hamilton hit sacrifice fly to right, scoring Elvis Andrus.

Alberto Gonzalez’s squeeze bunt turned into an RBI infield single in the 11th inning,

With the bases loaded and nobody out, Gonzalez bunted back to pitcher Thad Weber (0-1), who had no play at the plate on runner Nelson Cruz. Weber froze with the ball, and first baseman Miguel Cabrera struggled to get back to the bag in time. Everybody was safe, and Texas took the lead.

Detroit manager Jim Leyland came out to argue, apparently contending the ball hit Gonzalez and should have been dead. The play stood.

Robbie Ross (3-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for Texas, and Joe Nathan finished for his fourth save.
Josh Hamilton homered for the Rangers.

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