Tigers Lose finale to Rangers 6-2
Sep 30, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder Tyler Collins (18) hits a two run single in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
The Detroit Tigers lost their second straight game to the Texas Rangers Wednesday Night, by a final score of 6-2. The Rangers are now up 3 games in the AL West and their Magic Number is 2.
Getting the start for the Tigers was left-hander Matt Boyd, who managed to raise his 5.81 ERA to an even more ridiculous 7.53 ERA after not being able to get out of the 3rd inning against the Rangers.
After the Tyler Collins singled in J.D. Martinez and Ian Kinsler to give the Tigers an early 2-0 lead in the 1st inning, Boyd did what he’s been known to do so far in his brief stint with Detroit, which is give up a lot of runs very quickly and often.
Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homerun in the 1st to tie the game at 2. Next was a surprising 1-2-3 2nd inning followed by Boyd throwing batting practice for the AL West leading Rangers. First catcher Robinson Chirinos hit a solo homerun for his 10th of the season, giving the Rangers the lead 3-2. Three batters later Beltre was at it again, smacking a double over the head of Anthony Gose in deep center. The following batter was ex-Tiger Prince Fielder, who singled Beltre home to put the Rangers up 4-2.
Up next was the newly re-acquired Mike Napoli, who is back in Texas to hit baseballs instead of catch them, as he was the Rangers everyday catcher in 2011 and 2012 making his only All Star appearance. On Wednesday Night he showed why he was wanted back in Arlington, when he hit a monster home run to left field, driving in Fielder and putting the Rangers up 6-2.
The Tigers have Thursday off as they travel to Chicago to face Chris Sale and the White Sox on Friday. Taking the mound for Detroit is Alfredo Simon. The game kicks off at 8:10 PM EST.