denim suffered just 2nd loss in last 7 games…lost by a season high margin of 9 runs tonight, team’s biggest loss since 9/16/21 vs. HOU (12-1).. .Rangers 2 of 5 Biggest losses in ’22 have come against Tigers (also 14-7 in 6/18 at DET)…Texas is still 9-5 in last 14 G beg. 8/13…the team enters Sunday’s rubber game with a chance for a 4-game undefeated streak…Sunday will also decide the TEX/DET season series.
DALLAS KEUCHEL lost in his Texas debut tonight (5.1 IP, 7 R-ER)…drops to 2-8, 8.84 in 13 G/GS with CWS, ARI and TEX in 2022…5th time this season for a TEX starter to allow 7+ R, second rate since early July (also Pérez, 8/9 at HOU)… 14th different pitcher to start for Texas in ’22.
ADOLIS GARCIA hit a 104.4 mph hit off 3B Jeimer Candelario’s glove for a 6th-inning single, extending his hitting streak to a career-best 23 games…longest hitting streak in the AL this season, 3rd longest in MLB at ’22, and now 5th longest in Rangers history…is just the 7th longest hitting streak of at least 23 games in Texas club history. ..added a solo home run in the 9th inning, his first HR at Globe Life Field since 6/ 25 vs. WAS (departure).
NATHANIAL LOWE posted his 3rd straight multi-hit game (2-4) as season batting average is .299…briefly climbed to .300 season batting average with his 6-inning hit tonight…saw his HR streak end at 3 games, but extended his RBI streak to 4 straight games…Lou over the last 7 G beg. 8/20: .452/.469/.903/1.372 (14-31), 4 HR, 3B, 11 RBI, 1 BB, 4 SO.
DETROIT tied this 3-game set (1-1) with a 9-inning win tonight, the second-largest margin of victory this season (13-0 on 4/23 vs. COL) and the largest in a road contest since a 15-5 win on 9/3/21 at CIN (+10)…are 3-3 in 6 G vs. Texas this season and need a win in tomorrow’s series finale to clinch a win in season series against the Rangers for the second straight year (6-1 vs. TEX in 2021)…combined to outscore Texas 39-29 (+10) this season, with all 3 wins over the Rangers coming by a margin of at least 4 runs… 8 of the club’s 9 starters finished with multiple hits.
EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ allowed just one run (earned) on 6 hits over 6.0 innings tonight, his first quality start since 5/13 vs. BAL (6.2 IP, 0 R)…has gone 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA (1 ER/ 11.0 IP) over his last 2 starts since returning from the Restricted List…threw 5 or fewer pitches in 22 of the 24 batters he faced tonight, averaging just 3.25 walks per batter…had relief from a 4-run fifth inning in which he retired Bubba Thompson, Marcus Semien and Corey Seager.
JEIMER CANDELARIO hit a 2-run homer to the away ball in left-center field in the 6th inning…5 of the pass rusher’s 11 HRs this season have come as a right-handed hitter…tonight’s blast snapped the HR -on season-worst 24-game drought as his last homer came on 7/26 vs. SD…added a double in the 8th, tying his single season for extra-base hits (3x , last 7/26 vs. SD).
VICTOR REYES recorded a pair of doubles tonight to extend his season-best hitting streak to 11 straight games, the second longest of his career (13 from 8/28-9/12/19) and the third longest longest by a Tiger this season (13-Cabrera, 12-Schoop)…both doubles off left fielder Dallas Keuchel, marking the second time in Reyes’ career, tallying multiple extra-base hits from left fielders in one game (also 2B /3B on 9/16/19 vs. BAL).
JAVIER BAEZ had 2 RBIs on a pair of singles, the second of which was the 900th hit of his Major League career…7 of his team-high 26 multi-hit outings have come in the month of August…Báez has hit in 5 of 6 games against Texas this season at .250 (6-24).
DIFFERENT: Dennis Santana (1.2 SHO IP) matched his longest scoreless outing of the year (also 6/12 in CWS)… Eric Haase’s 428-foot home run in the 9th was the second-longest of the season (433 ft. in 6/ 26 in ARI)…Riley Greene has hit safely in season/career high 6 games in a row at .462 (12-26)…Harold Castro (3-for-5) leads Detroit in games with 3+ hits this season (12).