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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Rick Porcello struck out seven in six innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 Monday night.
After their first 12 batters, the Tigers had already roughed up Rangers rookie right-hander Justin Grimm (1-1) for six runs and eight hits. They had only five runs and 15 hits while losing two of three in Pittsburgh over the weekend.
In a rematch of last year's AL championship series, Cabrera put the Tigers ahead to stay with a two-run double in the first.
Josh Hamilton hit his first homer in his last 12 games for Texas, a two-run shot in the seventh. It was his 23rd.
Porcello (5-5) won for only the second time his last nine starts.
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The first time was much better for Texas Rangers rookie Justin Grimm.
Nine days after his impressive winning major league debut, and never pitching above Double-A before that, Grimm allowed six runs and eight hits while facing only 12 batters in an 8-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
''My breaking ball wasn't good. ... I didn't have damage control,&...
Max Scherzer talked to Tigers radio announcer Dan Dickerson before Monday's game against Texas -- Scherzer's first public comments since the death of his brother Alex last week.
Alex Scherzer died Thursday in St. Louis at the age of 24. Max left the team for two days to be with his family, but returned to pitch Saturday in Pittsburgh.
He allowed only three hits in six...
When the bottom five in the lineup aren't hitting, it's that much more important the top four become productive. And for the Detroit Tigers recently, having leadoff man Austin Jackson getting on base along with pesky second hitter Quintin Berry is giving plenty of chances for Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. Jackson reached base twice Monday and Berry got on three times...
Matt Harrison pitched a nice game tonight. Until he left after the 5th inning with a sore left hip or lower back tightness. The sports outlets can’t agree on the diagnosis. But either way ….
This pitching staff cannot afford another injury. Do you hear me, Matt Harrison? You need to hang in there. We need you. Please and...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish struck out 10 in seven innings to win his seventh consecutive start at Rangers Ballpark, a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
After giving up two runs in the first four batters, Darvish (10-4) had his fourth double-figure strikeout game while joining teammate Matt Harrison and Tampa Bay left-hander David Price as the American...
Matt Harrison worked five scoreless innings for his 10th victory, Leonys Martin had a pair of extra-base hits for his first three RBIs in the majors and the Texas Rangers beat Colorado 4-2 Sunday night in their final interleague game.
Martin, the Cuban defector who signed with the Rangers last year, had an RBI double in the second and a two-run triple an inning later.
The Tigers activated left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly from the disabled list to replaced Jacob Turner, a right-handed pitcher optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Monday. Smyly, a rookie, is 2-0 with a 3.89 ERA on the road and faces Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish tonight at the Ballpark in Arlington. Darvish is 6-0 at home this season. Smyly was placed on the disabled list June 14 with...
Verlander retired all six batters he faced in the eighth and ninth innings, to close out his eighth victory. Continue reading →
Justin Verlander pitched a five-hitter Sunday, Quintin Berry hit a two-run shot for his first major league home run and the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2.
Berry also scored the go-ahead run on Delmon Young's single in the eighth, an inning after Garrett Jones tied it with a two-run homer.
Five weeks after he took a no-hitter into the ninth against the Pirates...
Unlike in Monday's wire-to-wire win, the Tigers could not make an early lead stand up, and they dropped a 7-5 decision. Continue reading →
Only a few days remain to vote for your favorite Tigers for the 2012 All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10.
Here are the updated results that were released Monday:
Prince Fielder holds the top spot among American League first baseman with 2.8 million votes, 600,000 ahead of the Chicago White Sox's Paul Konerko.
Third baseman Miguel Cabrera is seeking his...