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Millwood threw seven shutout innings before handing a 4-0 lead over to C.J. Wilson, who failed to make it out of the eighth.
"Millwood was doing a great job of shutting us down, so we were glad to get to their bullpen," Inge said. "Our pitchers kept us in the game against some massive hitters, which is the key, because we've got a great offense."
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 past two games without allowing a baserunner.
"We've still got some bridging to do with our bullpen, but they have been tremendous in the last two days when we've needed them," manager Jim Leyland said. "That's their job -- don't let teams add on runs, so our offense has a chance at the end."
"I was able to get guys out when I needed them, but I threw too many pitches," Millwood said. "This is frustrating, because we start with a sweep at home and then get swept here."
Wilson (0-1) entered to pitch the eighth and Inge greeted him with his 100th career homer.
"I'd been pulling away from Millwood's cutter, so I wanted to stay on the plate and hit something hard to right," he said. "I wasn't thinking about a homer, but I'll take it."
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 Cabrera to load the bases. Guillen followed with a double to tie it at 4.
"No one wants to face Cabrera the way he is hitting right now," Guillen said. "I'd walk him to pitch to me, but I had a good at-bat and got a good swing on a slider."
"I just couldn't stop the bleeding," Wilson said. "They got some broken-bat hits and some solid ones, but you don't always get those breaks."
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.
"I made the two mistakes and got us in a hole, and then it was a matter of damage control," he said. "I know how good our offense is, so I just wanted to keep it close."
|Brandon Inge caps the Tigers' six-run, eighth-inning rally with a two-run single. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Ian Kinsler, 2B||3||1||1||2||1||0||0||.348|
|Michael Young, 3B||3||1||1||0||1||0||0||.273|
|Josh Hamilton, CF||4||1||1||2||0||0||2||.286|
|Hank Blalock, DH||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.222|
|Nelson Cruz, RF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.304|
|David Murphy, LF||3||0||0||0||1||1||0||.000|
|Chris Davis, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.045|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.167|
|Elvis Andrus, SS||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||.294|
|2B - Michael Young (3, Jackson), Nelson Cruz (1, Jackson)|
|HR - Ian Kinsler (2, Jackson), Josh Hamilton (1, Jackson)|
|RBI - Ian Kinsler 2 (8), Josh Hamilton 2 (6)|
|SB - Elvis Andrus (1, 2nd base off Jackson/Laird)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|E - Elvis Andrus (2, Misplayed grounder)|
|C.J. Wilson (L,0-1)||0.1||4||6||3||1||1||1||10.80|
|IBB - Cabrera by C.J. Wilson, Thames by Warner Madrigal|
|Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Millwood 112-70, C.J. Wilson 24-13, Warner Madrigal 12-5|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Millwood 8-7, C.J. Wilson 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Kevin Millwood 25, C.J. Wilson 7, Warner Madrigal 4|
|Curtis Granderson, CF||4||1||0||0||0||2||0||.241|
|Placido Polanco, 2B||4||1||3||1||0||0||0||.346|
|Magglio Ordonez, RF||4||0||0||0||0||1||4||.259|
|Miguel Cabrera, 1B||3||1||2||0||1||0||0||.520|
|Carlos Guillen, LF||4||0||1||2||0||1||2||.182|
|Josh Anderson, PR-LF||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jeff Larish, DH||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.250|
|a- Marcus Thames, PH-DH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.273|
|Gerald Laird, C||4||0||0||0||0||2||4||.318|
|Brandon Inge, 3B||4||1||2||3||0||0||0||.304|
|Adam Everett, SS||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.238|
|a-was walked intentionally for Larish in the 8th|
|2B - Placido Polanco (3, Wilson), Carlos Guillen (2, Wilson)|
|HR - Brandon Inge (4, Wilson)|
|RBI - Placido Polanco (3), Carlos Guillen 2 (4), Brandon Inge 3 (7)|
|2-OUT RBI - Brandon Inge 2 (2)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Cabrera-Everett-Jackson|
|Brandon Lyon (W,1-1)||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||9.00|
|Fernando Rodney (S,2)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Pitches-Strikes - Edwin Jackson 97-60, Brandon Lyon 17-12, Fernando Rodney 5-5|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edwin Jackson 5-9, Brandon Lyon 3-3, Fernando Rodney 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Edwin Jackson 25, Brandon Lyon 6, Fernando Rodney 3|
|Attendance - 18905|
|Game Time - 2:26|
|Temperature - 55|
|Umpires - Home - Bill Hohn, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Gary Darling|