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Tigers pound 3 HRs, beat Rangers 14-7 to end 6-game skid
Sat, Jun 18, 2022
DETROIT (AP) - Eric Haase had three hits, including one of three Detroit homers, and the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 14-7 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
The Tigers had scored only two runs in their last four games, but set a season high for runs Saturday. Javy Baez and Robbie Grossman also homered and top prospect Riley Greene scored twice in his major league debut.
Rony Garcia (1-2) picked up the win, allowing four runs on four hits in six innings.
Texas starter Taylor Hearn (4-5) allowed eight runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Adolis Garcia gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead with a first-inning homer before the Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the inning.
With one out, Grossman hit his first homer of the season. Miguel Cabrera flew out before Haase doubled and scored on Baez's fourth homer. Greene followed with a single in his first big league at-bat.
The Tigers added a fourth run in the second on a run-scoring double play, then made it 6-1 in the fourth on RBI singles by Willi Castro and Cabrera.
Jesus Tinoco replaced Hearn and immediately gave up a three-run homer to Haase.
Kody Clemens made it 10-1 in the fifth, picking up his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly that was also Greene's first run. Castro added an RBI triple later in the inning.
Meanwhile, Rony Garcia retired 13 straight batters after Adolis Garcia's homer before the Rangers rallied in the sixth.
Leody Tavares doubled and took third when Baez couldn't handle a line drive by Zach Reks. Marcus Semien hit into a double play, making it 11-2. Corey Seager followed with a homer and Adolis Garcia tripled and scored on Baez's second error of the inning.
That pulled Texas within 11-4, but Detroit scored three times off Jose Leclerc in the bottom of the inning.
The Rangers scored three runs against Jason Foley in the ninth.
NEGRO LEAGUES TRIBUTE
The Tigers played in Detroit Stars throwbacks as part of their annual Negro Leagues Weekend. The Rangers wore their normal blue tops and gray pants rather than a themed uniform.
The teams finish a four-game series on Sunday, with Detroit's Drew Hutchison (0-4, 4.58) facing the Rangers' Dane Dunning (1-4, 4.04).
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