- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 12, 2009

DETROIT (AP) - Brandon Inge homered and hit a two-run single in a six-run eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Sunday.

Carlos Guillen also had a two-run double for Detroit, which trailed 4-0 after seven innings. Placido Polanco went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Miguel Cabrera had two hits.

Brandon Lyon (1-1) threw two perfect innings and Fernando Rodney got three outs for his second save in as many days. Detroit relievers have pitched seven innings in the last two games without allowing a baserunner.

Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler hit two-run homers for Texas, which wasted a terrific start by Kevin Millwood. The right-hander threw seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits and striking out six.

C.J. Wilson (0-1) entered to pitch the eighth and Inge greeted him with his 100th career homer.

After Adam Everett singled, Curtis Granderson hit a sinking liner that went under rookie shortstop Elvis Andrus’ glove for an error. That put runners on first and second for Polanco, who chopped an RBI double over third base.

Wilson threw a called third strike past Magglio Ordonez for the first out and intentionally walked Miguel Cabrera to load the bases. Guillen followed with a double to tie it at 4.

Warner Madrigal replaced Wilson, and intentionally walked pinch-hitter Marcus Thames. Gerald Laird struck out, but Inge bounced a two-run single up the middle to give the Tigers the lead.

Hamilton hit his first homer in the first inning and Kinsler connected for his second of the season in the third.

The Rangers put two runners on in the fourth and fifth, but Edwin Jackson got out of both jams. Jackson allowed five hits in six innings.

Notes:@ RHP Joel Zumaya (shoulder) threw one inning in a rehab appearance for Class A Lakeland on Saturday. He walked the first two batters he faced and allowed two runs, one earned, but Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he was happy with the reports of Zumaya’s velocity. … Detroit’s Jeremy Bonderman (blood clot) is expected to throw off a mound on Monday. … The Rangers have lost nine straight at Comerica Park, tying the franchise record set five times, including at Tiger Stadium from 1983-85. … Guillen left the game after his eighth-inning double with soreness in his right Achilles’ tendon.

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