Posted June 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello has struggled in the past against the Texas Rangers, with Josh Hamilton doing some of that damage this year. Porcello's worst career regular-season ERA against an AL opponent is the work of the high-scoring Rangers heading into the opener of a three-game set Monday night in Arlington. The right-hander is 1-2 with a 12.27 ERA in three outings against Texas (45-28), including his shortest effort over his last three seasons April 21. Porcello (4-5, 4.95 ERA) was tagged for nine runs over one-plus inning in a 10-4 defeat in the opener of a doubleheader. Hamilton hit a three-run homer off Porcello in that contest after previously being 0 for 3 against him. Numerous other Rangers, though, have excellent regular-season numbers against Porcello. Ian Kinsler is 4 for 5, David Murphy 5 for 7 with a homer, Michael Young 4 for 7 and Nelson Cruz and Adrian Beltre have each gone 3 for 8. Porcello is 0-3 with a 12.08 ERA in three starts against the AL ...

Scherzer talks about pitching after tragedy

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...

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Rangers stay calm despite offensive woes

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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 …. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! This pitching staff cannot afford another injury.  Do you hear me, Matt Harrison?  You need to hang in there.  We need you.  Please and...

Revenge of the struck out?

Last night's win was a good thing for the Pirates, because over the next two afternoons they're going to face Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, who combined to strike them out 27 times in 16 innings last month. It's true that this Pirate team is a bit different from the Pirate team that Verlander and Scherzer so thoroughly dominated, in that it looks like they can generally...

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Rangers 4, Rockies 2

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. Harrison...

Cabrera homers, Tigers lose to Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Brad Lincoln allowed two hits and a run in six innings, Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the sixth time in seven games with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Lincoln (4-2) carried a no-hitter through five innings before Ramon Santiago singled to lead off the sixth. Detroit's Miguel Cabrera homered...
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