23-21 - Rangers streak comes to an end as Tigers blast Griffin
- Author: Julie Sanders May 21, 2017,
May 21, 2017, 8:50
Texas Rangers takes on Detroit Tigers in the first of the three-game series in the Major League Baseball season 2017. Matt Bush worked around two hits, a walk and an Elvis Andrus error in the ninth to pick up his fifth save. Tonight, Martinez tossed five innings and allowed just one unearned run as he lowered his ERA on the year to 4.33. He has one home run and seven RBI.
Jed Lowrie had a solo shot in the sixth for Oakland, which leads the A.L. with 63 home runs.
White Sox 2, Mariners 1, 10 inn.: Melky Cabrera doubled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the 10th inning to lift Chicago past Seattle.
Detroit hit three consecutive homers for the first time since June 1, 2013, at Baltimore, when Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta and Avila did it.
Martinez was supported with early runs as Texas scored twice in the third inning and added another run in the fourth. Austin Bibens-Dirkx, though, was terrific in relief with 4 2/3 one-hit innings.
Jordan Zimmermann (4-2) allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings, and three relievers finished for Detroit.
Tanaka (5-3) struggled for the second consecutive start, allowing six runs and nine hits, including three homers, in three-plus innings.
Lonnie Chisenhall had two hits and homered for the second straight day with a solo shot off Mike Fiers (1-2) in the fourth inning to help the Indians take their second straight in the series.
Even though the second-place Rangers have baseball's longest winning streak since Boston won 11 straight late past year, they have made up just two games on the AL West-leading Astros, who have a 6½ game cushion.
CINCINNATI - Scott Schebler highlighted a six-run sixth inning with a go-ahead three-run home run, helping Cincinnati rally past Colorado.
Hicks gives the Tigers another bat to use off the bench, and another catcher or first baseman, should they need it.
"It gets Justin three runs".
The Orioles improved to 15-3 at home - the best mark in the majors - and can complete a three-game sweep Sunday.
The last position is a relatively new one.
DIAMONDBACKS 10, PADRES 1: Arizona's Jake Lamb had two home runs and five RBIs as the Diamondbacks coasted after an eight-run first inning to crush San Diego.
Canha, who hit a walk-off homer in the 10th Friday, launched a leadoff home run into the left field seats off reliever Ben Taylor (0-1) for his third blast of the season.
METS 3, ANGELS 0 Jacob deGrom dominated until dealing with discomfort in his throwing hand in the seventh, then escaped a no-out, bases-loaded jam that inning to help NY beat Los Angeles and snap a seven-game losing streak.
After multiple visits by Mets coaches and a trainer, deGrom survived the seventh with a strikeout, a juggling catch by shortstop Jose Reyes and Cameron Maybin's flyout. Instead, the Tigers opted for right-handed pitcher Buck Farmer for bullpen insurance. He allowed one run in seven innings in a win over Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Michael Conforto led off the seventh with his team-high 11th homer.