Pitching
Justin Verlander
ERA3.42

JustinVerlander

SEASON CAREER
W12 119
L7 64
G23 222
IP168.2 1484.0
BB41 451
SO166 1381
Saturday, August 11th 8:05 PM ET
Rangers Ballpark, Arlington, Texas
 

DerekHolland

SEASON CAREER
W7 34
L6 28
G18 97
IP107.2 501.0
BB36 174
SO86 409
Pitching
Derek Holland
ERA4.83
Detroit Tigers VS. 

Derek Holland

Career vs. Detroit
0-0
2.25 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Miguel Cabrera 3 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Austin Jackson 3 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Gerald Laird 2 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Jhonny Peralta 1 .000 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Raburn 1 .000 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .667 .000
Ramon Santiago 1 .000 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Delmon Young 12 .500 6 2 2 1 2 .538 1.538 1.000
Texas Rangers VS. 

Justin Verlander

Career vs. Texas
7-2
2.11 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Elvis Andrus 13 .231 3 0 0 1 1 .286 .517 .231
Adrian Beltre 32 .281 9 1 3 0 6 .281 .719 .438
Nelson Cruz 12 .083 1 0 0 0 3 .083 .166 .083
Craig Gentry 2 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Josh Hamilton 14 .286 4 0 2 2 7 .375 .661 .286
Ian Kinsler 21 .143 3 0 0 4 5 .308 .498 .190
Mitch Moreland 5 .200 1 0 1 0 3 .200 .600 .400
David Murphy 14 .214 3 0 2 2 5 .294 .508 .214
Mike Napoli 15 .200 3 1 2 4 5 .368 .768 .400
Brandon Snyder 3 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Yorvit Torrealba 5 .200 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .400 .200
Michael Young 28 .250 7 0 4 3 8 .323 .680 .357

Olt's pinch-hit in 9th lifts Rangers past Tigers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Rookie Mike Olt fouled off some tough pitches and nearly struck out before he delivered his first big hit with the Texas Rangers .

Olt's pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Nelson Cruz with the winning run in the Rangers' 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.

During a nine-pitch at-bat, Olt fouled off four pitches and checked his swing on a curveball in the dirt. The 23-year-old Olt then drove a 2-2 pitch from Phil Coke past diving third baseman Miguel Cabrera into left field to score Cruz, who easily beat the throw home.

Olt, one of the Rangers' most highly touted prospects, was called up on Aug. 1 after belting 28 home runs in Double-A Frisco. The right-hander batted for Mitch Moreland against the left-handed Coke.

"It's been a surreal experience," Olt said. "It's been a special week. It's good to get in there and get my feet wet."

Cruz and Michael Young drew four-pitch walks from Brayan Villarreal (3-3) in the ninth before Coke relieved and got the next two outs. Olt then produced his winning hit.

Olt was mobbed by his teammates in a wild celebration near first base after he became the first Rangers rookie with a game-ending pinch hit since Mike Lamb did it on May 5, 2000.

"For a young kid, he looked calm to me," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "He didn't look overwhelmed."

The Rangers, who started a run on Friday of 20 games in 20 days, remained 5 1-2 games ahead of Oakland in the AL West.

"We are playing well," Young said. "Hopefully this will give us momentum. We're in a stretch where we're playing some good teams."

Austin Jackson led off the game with a home run for the Tigers, who remained one game behind the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central.

Mike Adams (2-3) escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the top of the ninth to earn the victory. Cabrera was forced out at home on Brennan Boesch 's slow grounder to first. Jhonny Peralta lined out to center to end Detroit's threat.

"We didn't get a run in from third," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "That cost us two games in the last three days. I'm not mad or upset about it. That's just the way it is."

Texas left-hander Derek Holland matched Detroit ace Justin Verlander in a rematch of last season's ALCS.

Holland tied a season-high with nine strikeouts in 7 2-3 innings. The left-hander allowed three hits and walked one.

Holland was 1-2 with a 7.00 ERA in his previous four starts. He got off to a rocky start when Jackson homered on the fourth pitch of the game and Omar Infante followed with a single.

After that, Holland allowed only a walk to Cabrera in the fourth and Peralta's single in the fifth.

"(Holland) stood up for us," Washington said. "He was competing hard. He did what he had to do."

Verlander allowed seven hits and one run in seven innings. The reigning AL MVP struck out eight in a 118-pitch outing.

Verlander, who retired the final 10 batters he faced, leads the majors with 174 strikeouts.

Jackson homered on a 1-2 pitch leading off the game. It was Jackson's ninth career leadoff blast and fifth this season.

The Rangers had three consecutive singles with two outs in the third. Cruz's broken bat RBI hit capped the rally and tied the game at 1.

Notes: The Rangers celebrated their 40th anniversary in Texas by honoring their all-time team and inducting radio broadcaster Eric Nadel into the team's Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony. Both teams wore their 1976 uniforms as part of the celebration. . Detroit's Rick Porcello (9-6) will face Texas rookie Yu Darvish (11-8) in the series finale Sunday. . Texas RHP Koji Uehara , who has been on the disabled list since June 10 with a right lat strain, will throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

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