American League Game Summary - Texas at Detroit|
(Thursday, April 19th)
Final Score: Texas 10, Detroit 3
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Ian Kinsler finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and
two runs scored, as Texas kept rolling with a 10-3 win over Detroit in the
opener of a four-game series.
Michael Young and Nelson Cruz also collected three hits and drove in two runs
each for the Rangers, who matched the 1989 squad (11-2) for the best start to
this point in any season.
Mike Napoli homered to help Yu Darvish (2-0) pick up the win. The 25-year-old
right-hander walked five, but allowed two hits and a run while fanning five
over 6 1/3 innings.
"We tried to make it simple today," said Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba of
Darvish's approach. "He threw a lot of fastballs tonight."
Don Kelly finished 2-for-4 and knocked in all three runs for the Tigers, whose
four-game win streak came to a halt.
Adam Wilk (0-2) was tagged in the loss for 10 hits and three runs -- two
earned -- over four-plus frames.
"I threw a lot of strikes, and they ended up getting a lot of hits," Wilk
Already ahead by four, Texas piled on with five runs in the eighth thanks to
RBI doubles from Cruz, Yorvit Torrealba and Kinsler plus a run-scoring hit by
Elvis Andrus to put Texas into double digits.
Detroit's only answer to the onslaught was Kelly's two-run single in the home
Young knocked in Kinsler to put the visitors on the board in the first, and
Napoli doubled the edge with his leadoff shot in the second.
Prince Fielder walked to start the home fourth, moved to third on a Delmon
Young double and scored on Kelly's groundout.
Texas picked up two more in the fifth as Ramon Santiago's error on a Cruz
grounder with the bases loaded plated one run and a Torrealba sacrifice fly
brought home another.
In the sixth, with runners on second and third, Young's RBI fielder's choice
pumped the Rangers' edge to 5-1.
Texas has scored double-digit runs three times this season and twice in its
last three outings...Detroit was 9-3 coming in, their best start since going
11-1 in their last World Series campaign in 1984...This was the first meeting
between the clubs since the American League Championship Series, won last
October by the Rangers in six games...The 19 hits for the Rangers was their
second-most this year, after belting out 21 in Boston on Tuesday.
04/20 01:23:57 ET