Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 8/12/12
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The Texas heat was almost as hot as the Texas bats as the Rangers used a three run third inning to beat up on Rick Porcello and the Tigers Sunday from Arlington. After tagging Porcello for two runs in the first inning the Rangers didn’t ease up in the third by quickly jumping out to a 5-0 lead. After an Ian Kinsler double to get things going in the inning, two errors by Rick Porcello and Brennan Boesch didn’t have the Rangers looking back. The Tigers also continued to have trouble solving rookie pitcher Yu Darvish who beat Detroit for the third time this season. The Tigers weren’t able to get to the Japanese right hander until the sixth inning when Omar Infante and Miguel Cabrera each had doubles scoring three runs. By that time it was too little too late as the Ranger bullpen held the Tigers hitless after the seventh inning. Meanwhile Porcello went six innings allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits with one strikeout. Aside from the onslaught of hits given up, Porcello was ab...
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