Texas' offense has finally showed up in the ALCS.
The Rangers have chased Detroit starter Max Scherzer in the third inning, after six consecutive Rangers reached off of him. Scherzer retired Ian Kinsler to start the inning, thanks in large part to Brandon Inge, but then failed to retire a batter for the rest of the inning.
Elvis Andrus, Josh Hamilton, Michael Young, Adrian Beltre, Mike Napoli and Nelson Cruz would all reach base, chasing Scherzer from the contest.
Jim Leyland would then bring in Daniel Schlereth with the bases loaded to face the lefty David Murphy. Schlereth, though, failed his skipper, allowing Murphy to lace a single into centerfield, giving the Rangers a 5-2 lead.
Leyland then went back to his bullpen, bringing in starter Rick Porcello out of the bullpen. After Craig Gentry reached on a fielder's choice, where Detroit's second baseman failed to get Murphy out at second, Kinsler laced a hit down the left field line, extending Texas' lead to 7-2.
Andrus would then ground into a fielder's choice, forcing Gentry out at home. The Tigers wanted no part of Hamilton, and decided to intentionally walk him to load the bases for Young.
Once again, Young delivered, doubling down the right field line, extending Texas' lead to a nearly insurmountable 9-2. In this inning alone, Young is 2-2 with a pair of doubles and four runs batted in.