ARLINGTON, TX (1660 THE FAN) - After a disappointing series in Pittsburgh, Detroit brought their 'A'-game to Texas, crushing the Rangers 8-2. Maybe this is revenge for the series they lost to the Rangers back in April, but only time will tell.
Thanks to an early deep-right-center hit by Miguel Cabrera, Detroit managed to score five runs in the first inning alone, with later runs by Quintin Berry, Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson. Texas' only runs came from center fielder Josh Hamilton's two-run homer (his first in the last 12 games) in the bottom of the 7th inning.
This was a much-needed win for Rick Porcello--his second in the last nine games as starting pitcher. Porcello, in fact, had only one run against him, as he was replaced by Brayan Villarreal in the middle of the 7th. Cabrera, aside from his help early in the game, was responsible for an impressive three hits out of Detroit's ten.
Game two of this series will be on AM 590 WKZO tomorrow evening at 7:40 PM.