denim has won 2 straight, 5 of 6, 6 of 8 and 9 of last 13 G (start 8/13), outscoring opponents by 24 runs (70-46) in longest span … offense over 3 G of last: 29 runs, 38 hits, 7 home runs…club’s most runs in any 3-G span from 5/15-17/19 (also 29)…hits combined for hit multiple home runs in 3 straight and 4 of G’s last 5 (10 HR total), this after hitting just 15 HR through first 19 G’s this month.
GLENN OTTO earned his 6th win of the season, 3rd most among Rangers (10-Pérez, 7-Gray), despite allowing 4 R-ER over 5.0 innings…threw just over half (48 of 80) of his pitches for hits, but issued just 2 walks after combining for 13 walks over his previous 3 starts… career strikeout no. 100 (Javier Báez) in game one…through 5 starts this month, Otto is 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA (9 ER/27.2 IP) and .178 opp. BA (18-101).
EZEQUIEL DURAN hit a 3-run home run in the second inning to push Texas’ early lead to 4-0…was his first homer since 8/6 vs. CWS, after 3 of his first 4 career HRs have come against AL Central foes (2 -CWS, 1-DET)…3 RBI matched his season/career best (4x, last 7/31 in LAA)…has hit in 5 of 6 G’s his last and is hitting .290 (18-62) over his last 17 G (pray 8/4) to raise his batting average on the season from .229 to .251.
NATHANIEL LOWE put the Rangers ahead, 1-0, in the first with a huge home run to center field, the 50th long ball of his Major League career…has hit a career-high 3 straight games (3 HR total)Second longest HR streak by a Ranger this season behind only Corey Seager’s 5-G streak from 7/8-12…9 of Lowe’s career-high 21 HRs this season have come against left-handed pitchers and 13 HRs his vs. LHP since the start of the 2021 campaign are tied for second among Texas hitters during that span (14-García)… Lowe is hitting .387/.447/.645/1.092 (36-93) with 6 HR and 18 RBI over 24 G this month… His 36 hits in August are already the most by a Ranger in a single month since Elvis Andrus in June of 2019 (37).
MARK MATHIAS recorded a career-high 3 hits tonight, including a 2-run opposite-field home run in the 3rd…has gone 9-for-18 (.500) with 2 HR, 2 2B and 8 RBI over 6 G his first with Texas after combining for 12 hits, one HR and 8 RBI over his first career 22 G with Milwaukee dating back to 2020…each of Mathias’ career 3 home runs and 7 of 8 hits His career extra-base hits have come against left-handed pitching.
ADOLIS GARCIA extended his career-best 22-game hitting streak with his infield single in Game 3…is the longest active hitting streak in MLB and tied with another 22-game streak by Vladimir Guerrero Jr . of TOR (7/15-8/13) for longest by an AL batter this season.
DETROIT dropped to 48-78 with tonight’s loss, one loss after a season-low 31 G under .500…the club is still 5-4 in its last 9 G overall but has dropped 7 of its last 9 G away Comerica Park …The Tigers are an AL-worst 19-43 (.306) on the road this season… DET is 2-3 against TEX in 2022, but just 6-13 against the AL West as a whole.
RILEY GREENE had a career high with 3 hits and 4 RBI, capped by a 2-run homer in the 9th that cut the deficit to one run… also had an RBI single in the 3rd and scored in a triple/E4 in the fifth. ..has gone 10-for-20 (.500) during a 5-G hitting streak that matches the longest of his young career…the former first-round pick (fifth overall in 2019) has many hits in 4 of the last 5 G .
VICTOR REYES singled in the 9th to extend his 10-G hitting streak to .378 (14-37), the second longest streak of his career behind a 13-G streak in 2019…also drew 2 walks to reach the base 3 times.
TYLER ALEXANDER allowed a career high 7 R-ER in his 3.0 IP start… also allowed 3 HR for the first time in his career as he entered tonight with multiple HR allowed in just one of his 19 outings this season (2 HR on 4/29 at LAD)…TCU product and Grapevine resident falls to 1-8, 6.59 (31 ER/42.1 IP) in 10 starts compared to 2-0, 1.29 (3 ER/21.0 IP) in 10 relief exits in 2022.
DIFFERENT: Bubba Thompson has hit in 10 of his last 12 G’s to hit .324 (12-37) and has gone a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts to open his Major League career…Texas has scored 22-17 (.564) in games against left-handed starters this season…Taylor Hearn (2.0 SHO IP, 1 BB, 4 SO) has retired 15 of 16 batters he’s faced over his last 2 G , recording a total of 9 hits… Marcus Semien was charged with an error on an errant throw to 3rd base in the 5th inning, snapping his career-best 66-game hitting streak …Garrett Hill worked 3.0 shutout innings in his first relief appearance after 8 starts of his ML career.