ALCS Game 4: Nelson Cruz leads Rangers to 7-3, 11-inning win over Tigers

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Porcello breezed through the first five innings, bringing the Detroit crowd to its feet with each scoreless frame. The 22-year-old right-hander finally faltered in the sixth. After a leadoff single by David Murphy, Ian Kinsler hit a one-out double, and Murphy scored when Young misplayed the carom in the left field corner.

After Kinsler stole third, bringing Detroit’s infield in, Elvis Andrus tied it with a single to right-center.

Trying to hold the speedy Andrus close to first, Porcello made a pickoff throw that hit the runner and bounced away, allowing Andrus to take second. Porcello was charged with an error, then paid an even bigger price when Michael Young’s single up the middle put the Rangers ahead.

Young was 3 for 29 this postseason before that hit.

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