Tigers snap Rangers' streak at 10, beat Texas 9-3

Even though the second-place Rangers have baseball's longest winning streak since Boston won 11 straight late a year ago, they have made up just two games on the AL West-leading Astros, who have a 6 1/2 game cushion. The spokesman says Kanter took a Sunday flight via London, to the United States. He'll try to slow down Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez, who hit three homers in Sunday's doubleheader at Minnesota. When Cabrera hit a ground ball back to Griffin, he didn't look Kinsler back to third long enough and he was able to make it home on the throw to first. It was 3-0, and frankly, we could just skip to the end of the game right now.

Nomar Mazara had a two-run double and Jonathan Lucroy hit a solo homer for Texas (23-21). The team has lost his last three starts, as he's giving up plenty of runs and hits. He elected to have Alex Wilson close, which turned out to be the right decision since he allowed no hits for the ninth inning.

The Rangers struck first with a run in the first. Martinez went back-to-back-to-back over the fence in the first inning.

Boyd will certainly need to be better after struggling in each of his last four starts. After the four-game series against the Astros, ending with an 8 p.m. local start on Thursday, Detroit will travel to Chicago for a double-header against the White Sox on Friday. A's manager Bob Melvin didn't see any of them in person after being ejected in the second inning. The perennial All-Star, who has yet to make his season debut, said he ran the bases at "50 to 60 percent" effort in Detroit on Saturday.

Athletics are 6-0 in their last six home games vs. a left-handed starter.

RAYS 9, YANKEES 5: Corey Dickerson homered twice, and the Tampa Bay Rays won their season-high fourth in a row, beating NY in a game that included three hit batters, three ejections and one animated argument. Nicholas Castellanos added a three-run homer in the third, and Verlander pitched seven solid innings to hand the Rangers their first defeat since May 8.

Peacock has toggled between starter and long reliever since joining the Astros via trade from the Oakland Athletics on February 4, 2013, starting 46 of his 72 career games.

NY manager Joe Girardi used his hands to cover the plate with dirt after being tossed by umpire Scott Barry in the fifth inning. In the bottom half, Yankees reliever Tommy Layne plunked Dickerson, who had hit two home runs off Masahiro Tanaka.

Adam Wainwright (4-3) allowed one run and five hits in 6⅓ innings.

Detroit was 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Royals left-hander Jason Vargas (5-2, 2.03 ERA) gets another shot at the Yankees, this time in NY. Tonight, that happened right around the time the third consecutive Detroit Tiger solo home run cleared the right field wall at Comerica Park.

Giants starter Jeff Samardzija threw eight innings, scattering five hits and striking out eight. San Francisco had won seven of eight. Mark Melancon earned his eighth save. It was his first home run in something like four years.

Through his first eight games, Martinez has had 34 plate appearances.

The Tigers did well to create traffic on the bases in the early innings. The A's are +109 home dogs today against the Red Sox. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his eighth save. The sixth-inning shot gave Texas a 4-2 lead at Detroit. The Braves have won seven of nine.

On an afternoon with a 46-degree temperature and 37 wind chill at the start, Bandy walked and scored on Orlando Arcia's infield single for a 4-3 lead in the fifth. It was the first time he'd done that since 2013. A candy bar is expected to hit the market within the next six months. Freeman was leading the majors in slugging percentage when he was hurt, hitting.341 with 14 home runs.

NEW YORK - Terry Collins became the longest-tenured manager in New York history in winning fashion, as Michael Conforto scored three runs in a victory over Los Angeles at Citi Field.

Hellickson (5-1) struck out two and walked one, retiring 16 of the final 17 batters he faced.

Adrian Gonzalez had three RBIs and his first three-hit game of the season for the Dodgers.

Thursdays game against the Baltimore Orioles was anything but a quality start for struggling starter Jordan Zimmermann.

Freeland (5-2) gave up four runs - three earned - in 5⅔ innings.

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