Rangers vs. Tigers: Texas Scores First, In Bottom Of First

The Detroit Tigers put together a run-scoring situation in the top of the first against Derek Holland, but the middle of their order couldn't cash in, as the Tigers came away empty-handed. In the bottom of the first, it didn't take long before the Texas Rangers made them regret it even more than they already did.

With one out, Elvis Andrus sent a flare into center for a base hit. That wasn't much on its own, but Josh Hamilton followed by sending a high Max Scherzer fastball deep into left-center field. Delmon Young tried to run it down, but Delmon Young is absolutely terrible in the field, so he didn't run it down, and the ball dropped. Andrus came around to score, and Young threw the ball back to the infield very gingerly, clearly protecting his injured oblique.

This is a red flag. Young looked bad swinging in the top of the first, and he looked even worse than usual in the field in the bottom. I do not understand why he's playing. Maybe he'll make me look stupid later. Anyway.

Hamilton's double put the Rangers on top 1-0, and two batters later, Adrian Beltre made it 2-0. Scherzer threw Beltre an outside fastball in a 1-1 count, and Beltre went with it, slicing it down the right field line for the second double of the inning.

Mike Napoli subsequently struck out and that was it, but one inning in, the Rangers are in front by a pair, and Delmon Young does not look close to 100 percent. Good news, Michigan!

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